MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES

The proposed Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies is designed to equip students both for careers in cross-cultural or multicultural environments and for ministries associated with spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in cultures other than one’s own, including history and theology of mission, cultural anthropology, mission strategy, and social engagement studies among others. Its mission is to develop effective cross-cultural professionals who are competent communicators of Christ, sensitive to other cultures, and effective servant.

MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES

Program Objectives (Learning Outcomes)

The M.A.I.C.S degree program aims to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of God, the gospel, oneself, and others in the context of intercultural perspectives.
  • Formulate a statement of philosophy/theology, with respect to living, ministering, and working in contexts or cultures different than the student’s own.
  • Articulate a cross-cultural or international perspective with respect to professional training (e.g., in teaching, business, mission or development).
  • Produce written studies and reports manifesting their familiarity with the analytical and research tools available (particularly in the social sciences) and demonstrating their abilities to assess and adapt their objectives and activities to the cultural realities of their working environments.
  • Communicate a clear understanding of the dynamic nature of the gospel, the spiritual and cultural traits of a growing church, the deeply intertwined relationship between the gospel and culture in which God’s self-revelation was given in culture, how it is now communicated across cultures, and how it is being faithfully lived out in appropriate contextualized acts of allegiance to the God of creation.
  • Manifest godliness of character, personal standards of integrity and morality, concern for human rights and justice, and a passion for the reconciliation of humanity with their Creator.
  • Offer an integrated learning approach which includes academic formation (theological engagement), spiritual formation (church involvement) and mission (community engagement).

Administrative Fees (when applicable)

Application Fee **$230 $100
I-20 Students Application Fee $50
New Students Orientation Fee $50
Placement Test (per appointment) $30
Total $230

TUITION:

Graduate Program (per credit) $330
(12 Credits = $2,970)

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Technology Fee $122
Student Activity Fee $50
Facility Fee $50
Registration Fee $100
(Per semester) $322
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