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General Admission Requirements | Paths

PAThS welcomes a new intake of PhD and DMin students every 2 years. Applicants for enrollment are reviewed by the Academic Affairs Committee.  Primary consideration is given to applicants who are directly involved in Bible school or seminary ministry.

Intake Dates

Our next intake for East Africa: September 2018

Our next intake for West Africa: August 2018

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PHD APPLICANTS: To meet the Greek language prerequisite, those desiring to enter the PhD program in 2020 should plan to attend Greek classes offered at our Togo campus July 1-26 and November 18-December 13, 2019. See the PhD Admission Requirements page for more information.

PhD applicants are now being considered for 2020.

DMin applicants are still being accepted for 2018. The application deadline has been EXTENDED to April 30, 2018.

Spiritual Requirements

As PAThS exists to equip the church to fulfill God’s mission, the applicant must be in good standing with, and recommended by, the national ecclesiastical body to whom he or she is accountable.

  • Applicant must be a born-again member of a church that aligns with the PAThS doctrinal statement.
  • Applicant must be filled with the Holy Spirit according to Acts 2:4.
  • Applicant must give testimony of the call of God on his or her life, and commitment to full-time ministry.
  • Applicant should have a minimum of ten years’ ministry experience.
  • Applicant must currently be in a position of full-time ministry.

Academic Requirements

Click here for DMin Academic Requirements

Click here for PhD Academic Requirements


Once all other application materials and the application fee have been submitted, the applicant will be contacted to schedule an admission interview, which will be conducted by phone or Skype.


Applicants will need a laptop with the latest version of Microsoft Word, as well as reliable internet access. During the first term, students will be required to pass a basic computer proficiency exam. 

English Language Proficiency

All applicants must demonstrate English competency, as this is the language of instruction. An English proficiency exam may be administered at the discretion of the admissions committee. English proficiency exams will be administered at the WAAST/FATAD campus and proctored by WAAST/FATAD personnel. Applicants instructed by the admissions committee to take this test will need to coordinate their travel dates with PAThS personnel at least a week prior to the test date. 


Latest news

The PAThS leadership team is pleased to announce a partnership initiative with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) to offer a new doctoral degree for Africa, beginning with the 2016 PAThS cohort.

The PAThS Academic Affairs Committee is pleased to announce the Lectureship Emergence and Advancement Program (LEAP) Fellowship and the selection of the first PAThS Leap Fellow, Dr. Béchié GNANCHOU.

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