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Integration of Social Sciences, Theology, and History

Fuller’s School of Intercultural Studies is a diverse community of scholars reflecting together on ways to respond to a changing global environment with missional experience, wisdom, creativity, and faith.

Cutting-edge Research

Participate in innovative research projects

Missional Hermeneutic

Missio Dei framework as a biblical theology

Global Community

Students and faculty from diverse backgrounds

It’s not just what you study, it’s who you study with.

Our faculty are experienced social science practitioners and scholars who have served over the seas and across the street.

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Academic Programs

Master's Degrees

MA in Intercultural Studies (MAICS)

Emphasizing holistic formation, this program prepares you for informed intercultural engagement, locally or globally

Master's Degrees

MA in Justice and Advocacy (MJA)

Providing a formational education for those enacting God’s call to “do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God” in their vocational contexts

Master's Degrees

MA in Global Leadership (MAGL)

Experienced leaders strengthen and sharpen their ministry in context through this primarily online, cohort-based program

Advanced Degrees

Doctor of Global Leadership (DGL)

Equipping experienced leaders to integrate theory and practical research to effect change in their context of service

Advanced Degrees

PhD in Intercultural Studies

The highest credential we offer, the PhD provides students the opportunity to design, develop, and complete a customized research plan

Advanced Degrees

ThM in Intercultural Studies

Enabling practitioners to pursue concentrated coursework in one area of missiological study

Certificate Programs

Church Planting

Providing church planters the theological foundations and missiological principles to inform their work

Certificate Programs

Christian Studies

This flexible, six-course program is customizable to a student's needs and interests, and can be applied to a future degree if desired

Areas of Interest

Master’s students can focus on specific areas of interest and support vocational goals by choosing from numerous course options—including from the following areas:

Islamic Studies

Nurture social transformation through a deeper understanding of Islam

Children At Risk

Discover effective strategies for bringing change to children and youth in need

Church Planting

Be formed as an effective, theologically grounded, and spiritually vibrant leader

Race, Cultural Identity, and Reconciliation

Develop the tools to work for mutual respect and reconciliation in multicultural contexts

International Development and Urban Studies

Learn from experienced practitioners to serve among the poor and marginalized

Global Arts and World Religions

Explore approaches to bridging cultural and religious divides through the arts

Center for Missiological Research

PhD and ThM students do their work within the Center for Missiological Research (CMR), where scholars from around the world are equipped for faithful, innovative leadership in missiological education and practice.

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Global Reflections Blog

missiology 2020

Migration, Transnationalism, and Faith in Missiological Perspective: Los Angeles as a Global Crossroads

The 2020 Missiology Lectures will be held October 26–30, 2020. More info will be coming soon.

Past Missiology Lectures on FULLER studio

Discover resources for engaging mission and intercultural studies on FULLER studio.

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