WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$1,738 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Master of Arts in Christian Ministries
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:School of Arts and Humanities
Campus:Nairobi Campus
Application Deadline: November 2021
Programme Overview

The M.Th in African Christianity is a two-year, 48 credit hour programme that is designed to provide relevant theological training for Christian leaders in the African Church and society. Since Africa is now acknowledged to be a heartland of the gospel and a central zone of theological activity in the world, the program focuses on the serious study of African Christianity.

In particular, it examines theological issues arising in African contexts, and explores the ongoing formulation of African theologies that address such issues. However, given the local and the global dimensions of theology, the program examines African Christianity in relation to the worldwide development of Christian tradition, both past and present.

The program is therefore relevant for theological educators in formal and informal (e.g., TEE) settings, for those in pastoral ministries within church and para-church organizations, and those in Christian NGO and development agencies.

The objectives of the M.Th in African Christianity are to enable students:
– To understand and express the substance of contemporary African Christianity in relation to the historical and theological development of Christian tradition worldwide
– To become thoroughly grounded in the history of Christianity in Africa, including missionary proclamations of the gospel and African initiatives in evangelism and church growth
– To identify, and discuss leading theologians in Africa (both ancient and modern)
– To identify and evaluate major theological trends across the continent
– To discern and critique various theological methodologies employed in African theologies
– To demonstrate serious engagement in contextual theology through one of the following means

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a first degree in theology, or equivalent, from an accredited university, with a minimum of 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), or the degree awarded with first class or upper second class honours. Applicants with a first degree other than in theology will be considered for admission on the basis of their academic transcript, Christian ministry experience, and the submission of an integrative, personal reflection paper on an assigned topic.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Daystar admission forms are collected from either Athi-River campus or the Nairobi campus. On completion, the form is handed back to the registrar office with a fee of KSh. 2,000 which is not refundable. Deadlines for the application are; 30th November, 30th April and 31st July for January, May and August intakes respectively. Other required documents are:
– Two recent passport size photos for Kenyan student and four for international students all having names at the back
– Secondary, post-secondary, university or college certificates.
– Financial Information Sheet (Foreign students need to include a financial letter from sponsor guaranteeing payment)
– Completed student information sheet and copy of your passport (For foreign students only).

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a Master in Christian Ministries can work as:
– Associate Minister
– Preacher
– Pastor
– Creative Arts Pastor
– Worship Arts Pastor

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $1,738
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,793

*Tuition fees per year for Kenyan Students = 187,920KES
*Tuition fees per year for Foreign Students= 193,920KES

International Students pay an additional 6000KES (Day students), 8000KES (Boarding Students) of orientation fees to the normal tuition fees.

All fees for each semester are payable in advance or before the date of registration by bankers cheque or direct bank deposit. The University does not accept cash payments or money orders. In order to assist sponsors who cannot raise full fees, the University allows payment of tuition and hostel fees in four equal monthly instalments from the first day of the semester. Sponsors wishing to pay the fees by instalments must apply to the Finance Manager before the semester begins.

Relevant Contact

Dr Paul Mutinda
Assisting Head of Department
Dr Scholastica Kariuki-Githinji
Dean, School of Arts and Humanities
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries