The Assemblies of God
Theological Seminary
April 2011 Press ReleaseFor Immediate Release

AGTS to award first Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies and D.Miss. degrees


Springfield, Mo.--April 15, 2011--The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) will award its first Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies and D.Miss. degrees at its 38th annual commencement celebration on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Central Assembly of God, Springfield, Mo. The public is invited to attend.


AGTS will award Doctoral, Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees to 92 graduates from 30 states (29 graduates from Missouri) and Puerto Rico, 7 countries and 8 different denominations.


The seminary launched the Doctor of Missiology degree in 2007 and the Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies in 2009. This Ph.D. is the first independently offered Ph.D. by an Assemblies of God educational institution in the United States. AGTS will hold the first class in its second Ph.D. (Bible and Theology) in July 2011.


Live video feed of a private Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies Investiture Ceremony will be streamed at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 29.

A public Doctor of Ministry symposium will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011, at 1 p.m. in the AGTS chapel (also streamed live). Twelve candidates will present summaries of field-based doctoral projects. Topics include: developing small group leaders, training mentors of at risk youth, conflict management, recruiting female ministers to the Assemblies of God and ministry to high-caste Hindus in India.

AGTS is one of the world's leading Pentecostal seminaries. Classes are offered in Springfield, Mo.; Sacramento and Scotts Valley, Calif.; Kirkland, Wash.; and Orlando, Fla. In addition to traditional classes, a variety of alternative class formats include online classes, week-long modules and weekend classes. For more information visit
or call 1-800-467-AGTS.