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The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies is a fully-online degree program that prepares students for many types of cross-cultural ministry, providing them with a solid framework for examining and engaging their ministry context with a broad missiological lens. The degree is intended for students with diverse levels of cross-cultural experience, and emphasizes scholarship and practical experience.
Fall 1: July 15
Fall 2: September 15
Spring 1: December 1
Spring 2: February 14
Summer 1: April 1
Summer 2: June 1
This degree offers five concentrations.
The Community Development concentration prepares cross-cultural missional leaders to be agents of community-empowering change and transformation among emerging faith communities and their context.
The Cross-Cultural Engagement concentration prepares cross-cultural transformational leaders for professional contributions to the expansion of God’s kingdom through initiating transformational communities and dedicated cross-cultural literature use.
The Cross-Cultural Church Planting concentration prepares cross-cultural missional leaders for professional contributions to the expansion of God’s kingdom through church planting and dedicated Scripture use.
The Translation concentration prepares cross-cultural missional leaders to be Scripture translation professionals for the Bible-less people of the world.
The Customized concentration allows graduates to develop a customized educational program that meets special training needs.
Courses may include:
For more details on this program, check out our academic catalog.
Depending on their concentration, graduates are equipped for missional, parachurch, development, and marketplace roles in the cross-cultural and local context, and may enter into such mission specialties as church planter, relief and aid worker, or Bible translator.