The AIIAS Theological Seminary has expanded its online course offerings thereby shortening completion time for all its online programs. It has actually doubled its course offerings, from five to ten courses per year, allowing students to take prerequisite courses alongside required courses.
With more courses being made available online, a no-prerequisite Master of Divinity program can now be completed in approximately three years, while a Master of Church Ministry program in less than three years, provided students will take the courses as offered. Nevertheless, as these are online programs, students are still given the flexibility of the number of courses to enroll, depending on their availability.
So, to our online students, please be informed that two courses can be enrolled every term starting in October 2020.
Starting this school year 2020-2021, the AIIAS Theological Seminary is now offering Master of Arts in Church Ministry (MA-CM), an expanded version of the Master of Ministry (MMin) program. This program is a professional degree that is specifically designed for pastors and ministerial workers who want to upgrade themselves.
The MA-CM program provides a greater focus on the field of applied theology and a good balance of courses in the fields of theological-historical and the biblical studies. It is shorter than an MDiv as it is only made up of 42 semester credits. However, it is only available for those who have a bachelor’s degree in theology.
The MMin program will no longer be offered this school year but those who are currently in the program can opt to finish it and will be supported until graduation. Those who want to move to the MA-CM program must inform their program director, Dr. Chuan Shan Liang.
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The online Master of Divinity (MDiv) program is now accepting applicants who have non-theology background. Since 2005, the program has been available only to applicants with a bachelor’s degree in theology. However, with improved online learning experiences and with more courses being made available online, the program can now provide for the training needs of everyone who is being called to enter the ministry.
The MDiv Online program requires 72 credits of religion courses. Students with non-theology background will take an additional 36 credits as prerequisites. If non-theology students take two courses per two-month term or ten courses per year, they can complete the whole program in 3.8 years. Theology background students will take approximately three years to complete the program.
MDiv is an internationally recognized professional degree designed to prepare and upgrade pastors, Bible workers, and chaplains. At AIIAS, it is accredited by the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA) and the Association for Theological Education in South East Asia (ATESEA). The AIIAS Theological Seminary has been offering MDiv in the online modality since 2005 and has trained students all over the world.