Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies

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The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies program is a graduate program designed to provide an inter-disciplinary exposure in preparation for cross cultural ministries.

The objective of the Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies program is that the students will:


  • Develop the knowledge of, and skills in, the interpretation and application of Scripture
  • Understand the various trends in world missions and its implications for the local church and church growth
  • Understand the nature of the church, its ministry and mission and the implications of these for church planting, development and growth
  • Understand how to live, work, communicate and minister effectively cross-culturally


  • Grow in a deeper awareness of missions work and sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
  • Acquire compassion for the lost, and commitment to world-wide evangelism
  • Develop a growing commitment to furthering spiritual maturity in themselves and  others for the growth and development of the church

Life and Ministry Skills:

  • Develop evangelistic and strategic planning skills
  • Develop demographic and ministry research skills
  • Develop skills in leading mission teams for the church planting and evangelistic crusades.
  • Develop ability to train others to evangelize
  • Apply biblical principles to life situations

Curriculum–Total of 39/66 Credits

Theological / Biblical Studies

 BNT514  Acts  (3)
 BOT542  Deuteronomy  (3)
 THEXXX  Globalization or Religious Pluralism  (3)
 THEXXX  Apologetics  (3)
 Asian Studies / Theology  (3)


 MIS510  Biblical Theology of Mission OR alternative  (3)
 MIS511  History of the Expansion of Christianity OR  (3)
 MIS620  Asian Church History and Missions
 MIS513  Cultural Anthropology  (3)
 MIS545  Asian Religions  (3)
 PLS610  Spiritual Formation  (3)
 Electives  (6)
 Field Education*  (3)

*Exception is only for those in vocational / full time Christian ministry and substitute with an additional course.

Pre-Requisite Courses (for non-bible/theology Bachelor hoders)

 BOT501  Old Testament Foundations  (3)
 BNT500  New Testament Foundations  (3)
 THE501  Anthropology/Hamartiology  (3)
 THE502  Christology/Soteriology  (3)
 THE503  Ecclesiology & Eschatology  (3)
 THE504  Pneumatology  (3)
 PCE622  Principles and Practices of Teaching  (3)
 RES510  Theological Research Methods  (3)
 BIB510  Hermeneutics  (3)
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