Advanced Studies

East Asia School of Theology (EAST) is partnering with Asia Graduate School of Theology Alliance (AGST Alliance) to offer doctorate-level programs. Currently, the partnership has two programs with each focused on its own context and target audience.

Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry in Leadership (DMin) is an English program designed for Christian ministers and leaders of full-time vocational Christian ministry. The in-person class locations are conducted in Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore. Some of the classes are being conducted online. The inaugural cohort started in 2018 and is hosted by Korea Campus Crusade for Christ. Read about the DMin experience that a cohort member, Mr Samuel Kim, has journeyed over the past couple of years. The second cohort of the DMin program was matriculated in 2022.

For more information on the DMin program, please review the documents below. Please note that the information is subject to changes and the program student application is presently closed.

Program information for the AGST Alliance-EAST DMin in Leadership: Description | Fees

For generic information on the AGST Alliance DMin program, please visit the webpage here.


Doctor of Education

The Doctor of Education (EdD) is a transformative program which seeks to combine the best of AGST-Alliance and EAST in its philosophy and practice of learning.

The EdD program is conducted in Bahasa Indonesia (or translated from English) and designed for faculty of Christian higher education and Christian ministers. The location of in-person classes will mostly be in Medan, Indonesia. Modules may be offered in Singapore or through online learning, depending on the situation. The inaugural cohort started in 2021 as initially requested by Bethsaida Evangelical School of Theology/Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Injil Bethsaida, Medan (BEST).

The EdD program student application is currently closed.

The program brochure can be downloaded here. For generic information on the AGST-Alliance EdD program, please visit the webpage here.

For queries about student application, please email the Director of Education Programs, AGST-Alliance, Dr Rosalind Lim-Tan at

AGST-Alliance programs are accredited by Asia Theological Association.