MA in Intercultural Studies


The MA in Intercultural Studies forms students for informed missional engagement in any context, local or global. It is a biblically grounded program with practices courses and small groups that nurture students’ holistic formation, and a cross-cultural practicum (optional) that offers an opportunity for students to integrate and practically apply their studies.

The degree requires a total of 80 quarter units (one class is 4 quarter units), and is typically completed in 2 years of full-time study (12 units per quarter). Fuller’s 80 quarter unit MAICS program is equivalent to a 56 semester credit program at other institutions. Both will take the same amount of time and effort to complete.

Beginning Fall 2017, as reflected in the updated degree outline below, the MAICS will have a stronger focus on missiology and more flexibility in both electives and the new option to earn the degree fully online. Click here to see the previous degree outline.

IS500 Practices of Vocational Formation
IS501 Practices of Worship
IS502 Practices of Community
IS503 Practices of Mission
OT500 Old Testament Introduction
NT500 New Testament Introduction
MT502 Missiological Hermeneutics (requires OT500 or NT500)
MH506 The Making of Global Christianity
MT503 Theology of Mission
MD500 Globalization, the Poor, and Christian Mission
1 course Choose any course with an MR prefix (such as MR547 World Religions, Art and Symbol, MR550 Introduction to Islam, MR574 Muslim Peoples: A Sociological Approach, MR579 Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations)
MB524 Christian Anthropology from the Margins
MB533 Social Analysis and Contextualization
MI510 Thinking Missiologically (requires completion of 40 units including MT502, MH506, and MT503)
Choose any eight master's level courses in the Schools of Intercultural Studies or Theology. You may wish to explore an area of study or select a diverse combination of courses that support your ministry and life goals.


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