Specific Goals of the Master of Divinity:
 This program should produce church leaders, pastors, evangelists or missionaries who are:
⦁ Highly competent and skilled counsellors, church administrators, Christian educators and effective church leaders.
⦁ Directly and competently involved in cross-cultural missions or who are able to direct and motivate others into missions.
⦁ Competent to exegete the Holy Scriptures, including making use of the original biblical languages.
⦁ Able to develop interpersonal relationships, display adaptability, initiate and manage change effectively.
⦁ Able to articulate a well-developed pastoral/ministerial theology with emphasis on discipleship, holiness and spiritual leadership.
⦁ Competent to articulate and practice disciplines for spiritual formation within a Wesleyan-holiness perspective, and to articulate specific attitudinal and behavioural goals appropriate to different stages of spiritual/ministerial development.
General Requirements for Admission
Applicants generally must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in religion or theology, with a second-class pass, from any recognized university or theological college or seminary which is either affiliated with a Nigerian university at the degree level or accredited by the Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA) or any candidate with equivalent qualification(s) from outside Nigeria. Admission into all master’s programs is monthly, except the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership, which has been upgraded to include a Fast Track option of 2 years (January, April, July and October) in addition to the Regular 3 years January and July contacts depending on availability.

Candidates are required to write entrance examinations and must fulfil all general and departmental requirements. Also, they are required to fulfil the following:
1. Purchase and complete Application Forms
2. Provide an official transcript of previous academic work
3. Provide three letters of recommendation from the following: one from the candidate’s denominational leader; one from a former professor/instructor; and one from a professional colleague
4. Write a biographical essay (not less than 500 words) on their lives before and after conversion and their call to ministry.
5. Attend and pass an oral interview

Preferences for admission will be given to those holding accredited Bachelor’s degrees in religion or theology. Candidate(s) with first degrees in non-religious areas may be admitted into WATS’ Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies, or Master of Arts in Christian Education. A Bachelor’s degree in education will be an added advantage for a Master of Arts in Christian Education.