The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies requires the successful completion of 96 quarter units. A typical class is 4 units. Students can complete this degree in two years of full-time study, or can pace the program over a longer period of part-time study.
|Seminary Core Requirements ||28 units |
|NT500||New Testament Introduction|
|OT500||Writings as Introduction to the Old Testament|
|CH504/CH506||Modern Church History/American Church History|
|MC500||Church and Mission in Global Contexts|
|MT501||Doing Theology in Global Contexts|
|FS510||Human Development in Context|
|MAICS Requirements ||24 units |
|MB501||Insights for Cultural Understanding |
|MD500||Globalization, the Poor, and Christian Mission|
|MH506||The Making of a Global Christianity|
|SP500||Spiritual Traditions and Practices|
|MT520||Biblical Theology of Mission|
|The School of Intercultural Studies requires all masters students to complete an 8-unit practicum. The practicum is designed to integrate academics with praxis, and may be conducted either internationally or domestically in a cross-cultural context. Each student is responsible for arranging a practicum with a church, parachurch, mission or nonprofit organization. |
|Electives (area of emphasis, if desired)||36 units |
|Students can choose elective classes from a broad variety of disciplines taught in the School of Intercultural Studies. The school offers courses in Anthropology, Children at Risk, Missional Church, Contemporary Culture, Global Christian Worship, International Development, Islamic Studies, Leadership, Mission History, Spiritual Dynamics, and Urban Mission. Students can also choose to use their electives to complete an area of emphasis. The School of Intercultural Studies offers areas of emphasis in Children at Risk, International Development and Urban Studies, and Islamic Studies. |
- Graduates will
participate in the mission of God and the ministries of the global
Church from an evangelical missiological perspective.
- Graduates will demonstrate critical thinking and integration skills in order to foster individual and social transformation.
will demonstrate sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity for
building relationships and for communicating the Gospel in context.
will have skills and knowledge and networks of relationships to pursue
vocations that engage the mission of God globally.
- Graduates will value the importance of spiritual formation in both its personal and communal dimensions.