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Master of Divinity (Online)

Intercultural Studies, M.Div. Online

With Grace Seminary’s Master of Divinity online, you will be trained to meet today’s most prevalent ministry needs and build a bridge to meet the ministry needs of tomorrow. With our globalized world today, there is an increasing need to share the good news of the Gospel with individuals in other contexts.

What makes our Master of Divinity online program different from other online offerings? With Grace Theological Seminary’s online MDiv, you will . . .

  • Receive instruction from the same highly acclaimed professors teaching our residential courses.
  • Engage in a dynamic, high-definition video and an easy-to-navigate learning platform.
  • Have the same affordable tuition as our MDiv residential program.
  • Have access to seven unique MDiv concentrations that will help match your studies to your current area of ministry or ministry interest.

The Intercultural Studies degree online equips students to step into diverse, cross-cultural settings with humility and compassion, preparing them to share their faith, meet the needs of those around them, and develop effective ministries to advance God’s Kingdom. The Intercultural Studies concentration helps students prepare more strategically for cross-cultural and multicultural ministries in missions or urban settings. Many ministries in today’s world, with its mosaic of cultures and worldviews, require the tools and understanding that this curriculum seeks to provide.

The MDiv online degree provides an optimal curriculum in graduate theological study to prepare men and women for various ministry roles. The three-year program requires 75 hours of study.

Seeking an Intercultural Studies Degree Online? The Master of Divinity Online at Grace Seminary has an Intercultural Studies concentration.

Ideal Fit

The MDiv degree in Intercultural Studies is specially designed for students preparing for service in missions.

Students will be equipped to minister to diverse people across the street and around the globe through training specific to evangelism, global church planting, missions, and intercultural or cross-cultural service.

Service Missions Urban Missionary Global Cross-Cultural

Career Opportunities

An intercultural studies specialist is capable of performing ministry in a wide range of domestic, urban, cross-cultural, and international contexts.

The Intercultural Studies Degree Online will provide adept and sensitive ministry training for incognito aid workers, sponsored international church planters, "tent-making" leaders, and traditional missionaries.

  • Missionary
  • Missions Agency Employee
  • International Aid Worker
  • Christian Non-Profit Organization Staff
  • Relief Organization Executive
  • Non-Government Organization (NGO) Staff
  • Urban Church Planter
  • Inner-City Pastor
Seeking an Intercultural Studies Degree Online? The Master of Divinity Online at Grace Seminary has an Intercultural Studies concentration.

Curriculum Examples

Understanding and Engaging Culture
Principles of Contextualization
Applied Cultural Anthropology
Intercultural Communication
Biblical Theology of Missions
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Course Overview

This course examines culture. It explores the roots of culture as a foundational and overarching expression of humanity as “image bearers" of God in Scripture.

This course prepares the student to fit evangelism, church planting, church development, and relief ministries into the social and cultural context of the receiving people.

The nature of man and how his culture affects him are explored with a view to how this, in turn, affects ministry in intercultural contexts.

A study of the principles and processes of communicating effectively with people from a second cultural context.

A course on the biblical basis and theological framework for world missions, showing how world mission is the intent of God as he reaches out to his creation.

Entry Requirements

In order to be considered for enrollment in the Master of Divinity program at Grace Theological Seminary, you must fulfill certain admissions requirements:
  • A four-year bachelor‘s degree or its equivalent (for international students) from a recognized institution of higher learning. Graduates of Bible colleges, liberal arts colleges, and state colleges and universities are encouraged to apply.
  • A student who received his or her pre-seminary education at an institution that is not accredited or who achieved less than a 2.5 grade point average in pre-seminary education may be admitted on academic restriction.
  • Applicants without a bachelor’s degree who have completed some or no college may be admitted if they meet certain ministry and research/writing requirements. Please contact seminary admissions for more information; email: or phone: 877.607.0012.

Admission Requirements

Grace Theological Seminary welcomes applications from all individuals who have a testimony of personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

To be admitted as a Grace Theological Seminary student, you’re asked to provide:

  • Official transcripts from the school where you obtained your degree. (If you are currently working on your degree, you can submit an unofficial transcript for admission until term completion, at which time an official transcript is required. Transcripts should be sent to

  • A spiritual life reference

  • International applicant must provide a copy of TESOL test scores, and provide a financial certificate indicating sufficient funding for the program of study.

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