INDEPENDENT STUDY YIELDS SURPRISING RESULTS ABOUT SATS' PhD'S
Evan Hunter, Vice President of ScholarLeaders International, investigated trends in PhD studies in Theology in the majority world (i.e. outside of the West) for his PhD thesis, and identified only 23 evangelical theological institutions that, in his opinion, offer credible programmes.
Hunter's research indicates that theological studies in the majority world (MW) have reached a tipping point, with more MW candidates now applying for PhD's at institutions in the MW than in the USA.
According to Hunter's research, SATS (despite having been accredited for its PhD programme for less than a decade) has the highest number of enrolled PhD candidates, and the second-highest number of graduated PhD’s. Moreover, between 1 in 6 and 1 in 7 of all currently enrolled PhD students at these 23 MW institutions hail from SATS, and 1 in 9 of all the PhD graduates to date are from SATS.
These results came as a complete surprise to the SATS Executive, and we can only give God all the glory for blessing us and using us in this way for Kingdom ministry.
If you are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree, you may consider any of the following, especially for translation.
Africa International University (AIU)
University of the Free State, Bloemfontein South Africa
The South African Theological Seminary degree is for Theology or Hebrew, not especially for translation studies.
South African Theological Seminary
Akrofi-Christoller Institute for Theology, Mission and Culture