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Admission Outline for Graduate School

Graduate School of ACTS is an evangelical, international, and ecumenical institute for theological education and research. Specialized in theological research and evangelism, the focus of ACTS is on making leaders at various ministry fields. For this purpose, ACTS Graduate School offers Ph.D., integrated Th.M./Ph.D., Th.M., and M.A. degrees.

1. Major and Qualification

  • Ph.D. Program
Department Major Qualification Number of Admission years of study Class Schedule
Theology Theoretical OT, NT, Systematic, Historical Theology 1. Recommended by session moderator; Christian baptism or supervising pastor
2. BA or BS; MDiv; ThM (or expectant)
8 3 years (6 semesters) daytime class (Mon)
Practical(I) Intercultural Studies, Pastoral Counseling, Spirituality, Worship-Preaching
Practical(Ⅱ) Christian Education

Christian Counseling

Christian Welfare

1. Recommended by session moderator or supervising pastor; Christian baptism
2. BA or BS; MDiv; ThM (or expectant)BA or BS; MA (or expectant).
3. Applicants with MA whose major is the same as PhD program can apply but are required additional 9 credits to which full scholarship is awarded.


  • Intergreated Th.M./Ph.D. Program
Department Major Qualification Number of Admission years of study Class Schedule
Theology Theoretical OT, NT, Systematic, Historical Theology 1.Recommended by session moderator or supervising pastor; Christian baptism
2. BA or BS; MDiv (or expectant)
10 4 years (8 semesters) daytime class (Mon)
Practical Intercultural Studies, Christian Education, Pastoral Counseling, Spirituality, Worship-Preaching


  • Masters Program
Degree Major Qualification Number of Admission years of study Class Schedule
Th.M. OT, NT, Systematic, Historical Theology, Christian Education, Christian Counseling, Pastoral Counseling, Spirituality, Worship Preaching 1. Recommended by session moderator or supervising pastor; Christian baptism
2. BA or BS; MDiv (or expectant)
3. Applicants with MA in Theology and Missiology major can apply. But additional 18 credits are required
52 2 years daytime class (Mon)
M.A. Theology, Sprituality, Christian Education 1. Recommended by session moderator or supervising pastor; Christian baptism
2. BA or BS


2. Admission Selection Process and Point Distribution

  • Ph.D. Program
Department Major Selection Process and Point
document screen※ oral interview total
Theology Theoretical OT, NT, Systematic, Historical Theology screening 100 points 100 points
Practical I Intercultural Studies, Pastoral Counseling, Spirituality, Worship Preaching
Practical II Christian Education, Christian Counseling, Christian Welfare

※ At this stage, it is possible to fail in admission.

  • Integrated ThM/PhD Program
Department Major Selection Process and Point
document screen※ oral interview total
Theology Theoretical OT, NT, Systematic, Historical Theology screening 100 points 100 points
Practical Intercultural Studies, Pastoral Counseling, Spirituality, Worship Preaching,

Christian Education

※ At this stage, it is possible to fail in admission.


  • Masters Program
Degree Major Selection Process and Point
document screen※ oral interview total
Th.M. OT, NT, Systematic, Historical Theology, Christian Education, Christian Counseling, Pastoral Counseling, Spirituality, Worship-Preaching screening 100 points 100 points
M.A. Theology, Christian Education, Spirituality
※ At this stage, it is possible to fail in admission.



3. Required Degree Credits and Residential Period
Degree Programs Major Required Credits Residential Period
Ph.D. all 36 credits + Thesis 3 years (6 semesters)
Integrated Th.M./Ph.D. all 48 credits + Thesis 4 years (8 semesters)
Th.M. all 24 credits + Thesis 2 years (4 semesters)
M.A. Theology, Spirituality 24 credits + Thesis
Christian Education 27 credits + Thesis