M.A. Intercultural Ministries

The Master of Arts in Intercultural Ministries degree develops in a student the competencies essential to the study of biblical and theological literature while also nurturing knowledge and skill in the enactment of ministry leadership in intercultural settings.

Program Details

The 65-credit program consists of:

  • 15 Bible credits
  • 17 theology credits
  • 32 credits specific to intercultural studies

The tuition for the MA Intercultural Ministries is approximately $30,680. Learn more about Costs and Aid.

Degree Outcomes

  • Missionary
  • Multi-cultural church ministry
  • Church planter
  • Non-profit work

Course Plan

Our program checklist breaks this program into modules and lists the courses required for each module. Depending on how many classes you want to take each semester, the average MA Intercultural Ministries student completes the program in 2-4 years. The average full-time student takes 12 credits per semester; the average part-time student takes six credits per semester.

The following document is a sample of how you might arrange courses for the MA Intercultural Ministries degree program. We encourage you to arrange your course plan in a way that will fit your own desired course loads, interests and available dates and times.

Student Learning Objectives

Students who complete the Master of Arts in Intercultural Ministries curriculum will be able to:

Core Curriculum

  1. Conduct basic biblical interpretation and application with reference to the English Bible texts.
  2. State a basic understanding of the primary elements of Christian theology.
  3. Demonstrate basic knowledge, values and competencies associated with spiritual, worldview and leadership formation.

Intercultural Ministries Specialization

  1. Develop a philosophy and practice of mission that is informed by biblical, theological and cultural perspectives.
  2. Demonstrate and facilitate cultural intelligence by seeing the influence of culture upon theological understanding, personal formation and missional engagement.
  3. Evaluate and apply traditional and emerging models of intercultural work and ministry.
  4. Understand historical and contemporary demonstrations of how the church has related to culture and how the church has engaged in global mission.
  5. Serve the global church by continually forming one’s own character, embodying the gospel in both word and deed and partnering with various expressions of the local church all over the world.