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Fully Online Programs

ATS provides Christian workers everywhere access to quality theological education through 2 fully online programs:

  • Online MBA in Biblical Stewardship and Christian Management program
  • Online Graduate Diploma in Christian Education

These online programs are of equal value to residential programmes in terms of admission criteria and overall workload. The only difference is in the way the course is delivered.

Online students do not need to attend classes on campus, so these programs are ideal for Christian workers who are unable to enroll in traditional ATS residential programs due to geographical distance and conflicting work or ministry schedules.

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Online MBA in Biblical Stewardship and Christian Management

The Online MBA in Biblical Stewardship and Christian Management is a professional degree program for pastors, administrators, and leaders of parachurch and non-profit organizations, as well as professionals and business people who desire an MBA from a Christian perspective. This fully online program is offered on a modular basis (i.e. 7 weeks per module). To learn more about this program, please click HERE.

Online Graduate Diploma in Christian Education

The Online Graduate Diploma in Christian Education is designed for students who are seeking a stronger background in education from a Christian perspective. It is a practitioner’s program for pastors, teachers, or church leaders those involved in the planning, management, and delivery of educational services of church and para-church organizations. This is a stepping stone for CHED-recognized Master of Arts in Christian Education.

Mode of Study

This fully online program is offered on a trimestral basis (i.e. three 12-week terms per year).

The mode of study involves guided independent study of course materials consisting of readings, videos, and other online educational resources. Student-teacher interaction takes place in a) Moodle, our Learning Management System; and b) via computer-mediated communication (i.e. emails, and video conferences).

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized post-secondary institution. They must be computer literate and comfortable with navigating through online platforms. They must also pass the ATS Admission Exam to demonstrate their proficiency in English.

To learn more about how to apply for admission to online graduate diploma programs, please click

Technical requirements

To be an ATS online student, applicants will only need a computer and/or tablet with internet access, and an email address they check regularly.

They will be introduced to the Learning Management System that will be used for their program. There will be walkthroughs and/or orientation videos to help them feel confident in using the LMS.

They are encouraged to download useful apps such as Moodle Mobile, Skype, Google Hangouts or Facebook Messenger, so they could keep in touch with their professors and fellow students.

Curriculum

The Online Graduate Diploma in Christian Education curriculum consists of 4 units of pre-requisite courses, 9 units of core courses, and 18 units of focus courses.

Pre-requisite Course Core Courses Focus Courses

Writing Academic Papers
Introduction to the Bible
Hermeneutics and Theological Reflection
Spiritual Formation and Professional Growth
Theology 1
Educational Principles and Methods
History, Philosophy and Theology of CE
Psychology and Sociology of Learning
Educational Leadership and Management
Christian Nurture and Development of Adults
CE Elective (Youth or Children’s Ministry)

Course Schedule

Students may take a maximum of 2 courses and a minimum of 1 course per term. There are three terms in one academic year, as follows:

  • September to December (1st Trimester)
  • January to April (2nd Trimester)
  • May to August (3rd Trimester)
Date Courses
Summer (for pre-requisites)
June 12 to August 12, 2017
Writing Academic Papers
Introduction to Bible
1st Trimester SY 2017-2018
September 11 to December 1, 2017
Educational Principles and Methods
Spiritual Formation and Professional Growth
2nd Trimester SY 2017-2018
January 22 to April 13, 2018
Hermeneutics and Theological Reflection
History, Philosophy, and Theology of CE
3rd Trimester SY 2017-2018
May 21 to August 10, 2018
Theology 1
Psychology and Sociology of Learning
1st Trimester SY 2018-2019
September 17 to December 7, 2019
Christian Nurture and Development of Adults
Educational Leadership and Management
1st Trimester SY 2018-2019
January 21 to April 12, 2019
CE Elective (Youth or Children’s Ministry)

Fees

  • Php 2,200.00 per unit (i.e. Php 4,400.00 for pre-requisite courses, and Php 6,600.00 for core and focus courses)
  • Php 5,500.00 miscellaneous fee (one-time payment for the whole program)

Important Dates to Remember

1st Trimester September to November 2nd Trimester January to March 3rd Trimester May to July
Deadline for submission of application for admission April 3, 2017 July 31, 2017 December 4, 2017
Admission exam and interviews May 15 – 26, 2017 September 11 – 22, 2017 January 15 – 26, 2018
Registration period July 17 – 28, 2017 November 13 – 24, 2017 March 12 – 23, 2018
Start of classes September 11, 2017 January 15, 2018 May 14, 2018
End of classes December 1, 2017 April 6, 2018 August 3, 2018

Students who would be successfully admitted and enrolled before May 30, 2017 could avail of a special discounted rate for the first cohort of students: pre-requisite courses at 50% off and the remaining courses at 30% off.

See the comparison below to see how much you can save when you apply now:

Regular Rate Special Rate
Pre-requisite courses x 2
Php 4,400.00 x 2 = Php 8,800.00
Pre-requisite courses x 2
Php 2,200.00 x 2 = Php 4,400.00
Core and focus courses x 9
Php 6,600.00 x 9 = Php 59,400.00
Core and focus courses x 9
Php 4,620.00 x 9 = Php 41,580
One-time miscellaneous fee
Php 5,500.00
One-time miscellaneous fee
Php 5,500.00
TOTAL Php 73,700.00 TOTAL Php 51,480.00
Save as much as Php 22,220.00!

* Regular rates will apply from May 31, 2017 onwards.

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