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This program provides a comprehensive education in theological research and studies, preparing you for community development.


The Doctor of Theological Studies (ThD/PhD) program is an advanced degree program designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of theology and religious studies. The ThD/PhD program is typically a three to four-year program, depending on the institution and the individual student’s pace. It is meant for individuals who wish to pursue a career in academia or ministry and are interested in specializing in a particular area of study. This program is highly rigorous and requires a strong foundation in theological and religious studies, as well as significant research and writing skills. Overall, the Doctor of Theological Studies program provides a comprehensive education in theology and religious studies, preparing graduates to make valuable contributions to their chosen field.


  1. The program consists of research-based coursework, independent study, and a thesis or dissertation.
  2. Throughout the program, students are expected to engage in original research, critically analyze existing literature, and develop their own theories and perspectives.
  3. Students can choose to focus on areas such as history, philosophy, ethics, or biblical studies.
  4. In addition to their coursework and independent study, students may have the opportunity to participate in fieldwork or internships related to their chosen area of specialization.
  5. Graduates of this program are often qualified for leadership positions in religious organizations or academic institutions.


This great program is taught via lectures, seminars, group work, computer-based learning, independent learning, field work and research. Writing lab of Timothy Imuwahen Centre for Kingdomology (TICK) or Centre for Biblical Research and Theological Education (CENBRATED) is an important part of this programme. At the end of your program, you will be conferred a “Fellow Christian Theologian.”

Programme Information
  • ThD/PhD in Missiology
  • ThD/PhD in Apologetics
  • ThD/PhD in Biblical Laws
  • ThD/PhD in Practical Ministry
  • ThD/PhD in Pastoral Theology
  • ThD/PhD in Kingdom Theology
  • ThD/PhD in Practical Theology
  • ThD/PhD in Historical Theology
  • ThD/PhD in Theological Studies
  • ThD/PhD in Systematic Theology
  • ThD/PhD in Biblical Studies (OT/NT)
  • O-level (Secondary School Education) result (not more than two sittings).
  • Three-year Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Theology programme: MA in Theology from TTS or its equivalent (MA, MTh, MATS, MBS, MDiv), with at least a 2.75 GPA on a 4-point scale or 3.5 on a 5-point scale or a 2.2 class award from a recognized Bible College, Seminary or University.
  • Chest/Waist-to-head clean corporate picture (for virtual students).
  • Three (3) passport photos.
  • Health Report or medical Fitness Certificate.
  • National ID
  • Two (2) recommendation letters. One from your Church and the other from your place or work, school or others.

Other Requirements:

  • Submit a personal Statement of Purpose (SOP) of no more than two pages.
  • Submit a research proposal when applying to TTS.
  • Find and contact a Research Supervisor(s)/Mentor(s) in your field/area of concentration.
  • Application Fee = $50 (₦15,000)
  • Student ID Card = $5 (₦1,000)
  • Yearly Tuition Fee with a Scholarship = $1,500 (₦200,000)
  • PhD in Christian Theology from our Partner University (optional) = $4,000 (₦2,500,000)
  • Yearly Main Campus Development Levy = $100 (₦20,000)
  • Yearly Library Fee = $10 (₦3,000)
  • Yearly ICT Fee = $20 (₦5,000)
    School Vest = $20 (₦5,000)
  • Yearly Hostel Fee (optional) = $200 (₦30,000)
  • Graduation Fee = $200 (₦50,000)

Note: For you to enjoy the tuition scholarship, kindly indicate the “Testament Tuition Scholarship” (TTS) when you are filling out the application form.

  • Research Lab: Every student in the program has access to the Timothy Imuwahen Centre for Kingdomology (TICK) or the Centre for Biblical Research and Theological Education (CENBRATED) for extensive training in research and publications.
  • Provision of ICT: You can access free Wi-Fi throughout the Seminary or the Writing Lab, so you can work from anywhere. If you don’t want to carry a laptop around, just use one of the Seminary’s PCs.
  • TWO Programmes: Testament, Witness and Order (TWO) Conferences hold quarterly where Christian scholars, gospel ministers, students and Kingdom orators come in to talk on topics in the Christendom and other spheres of influence.
  • Publication Centre: After your research work at TICK or CENBRATED, Students will submit and publish their articles at the African Journal of Kingdom Education (AJOKE) seamlessly.
  • Three (3) years of full-time or part-time studies.
  • There is a possibility that some doctoral candidates MAY spill their completion of “Doctoral Dissertation” into the fourth/fifth/sixth year, depending on the nature and scope of their dissertations.
  • Mode of Study: Hybrid (mentor-directed studies).



Dr. Timothy Imuwahen is a multiple award-winner, spirit-led leader and humble giant in the Higher Education Management industry, whose unique, bold style of delivery and leadership inspires and empowers people for massive success, by applying biblical laws and principles that place a demand on man’s innate, yet divine ability to discover God’s given destiny hidden within. 

He is a faculty member at reputable religious and secular institutions of higher learning and is pursuing a second Doctorate in Christian Business Administration with a concentration on Territorial Leadership and Strategy.

Dr. Imuwahen is the Lead Faculty of the Territorial Leadership Masterclass and a sought-after conference speaker with over 12 years of cognate experience in the education, consulting and religious landscapes. Dr. Timothy Imuwahen is the President and Teacher at Testament Believers Chapel, an apostolic-teaching ministry and has been invited to speak on comparative theology, territorial leadership, personal mastery and emerging issues in the body of Christ at various events internationally.

Mrs Blessing Emmanuel 2

Mrs. Blessing Emmanuel

Programme Director


Rev. Prof. Prince Freely

Professor of Theology & Christian Leadership


Prof. Nicolene Joubert

Professor of Christian Counselling & Psychology

Dr Dele

Pastor Dr. Dele Ilesanmi

Associate Research Professor of Christian Education

Dr Sachia

Mr. Sachia Ikyernum

Biblical Studies (New Testament)


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Page last updated: 31 March 2024

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