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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.

Roberta King

Academic Programs


MA in Intercultural Studies (MAICS)

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


MA in Global Leadership (MAGL)

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


Doctor of Intercultural Studies (DIS)

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


PhD in Intercultural Studies

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


ThM in Intercultural Studies

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


Church Planting

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


Islamic Studies

Helping students to more knowledgeably and skillfully engage Muslims in a dynamic global environment


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 lectures

Missiology Lectures 2019: Techno-Sapiens in a Networked Era

Leading scholars of technology as it relates to theology, religion, and formation, will explore how modern technology is neither solely a dehumanizing force in the world nor a mere instrument for evangelizing the world, but rather the very means by which incarnation happens––the media in and through which human bodies love the (digital) other.

Past Missiology Lectures on FULLER studio

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

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