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Intercultural Studies, M.A.

Overview

A major part of ministry in God’s work today is in an international setting, either in missions, where it is cross-cultural, or in a person’s home country, where it is multicultural. Missionaries and pastors must be spiritually and practically prepared to be effective in our changing world with its variety of cultural worldviews. To prepare people for this ministry, Grace Theological Seminary offers a 48-hour Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies.

This degree includes coursework in Bible, theology, hermeneutics, spiritual formation and prayer, intercultural and missions courses, and a six-credit hour required internship.

Curriculum

  • TH 5010 Systematic Theology I

    Credit Hours: 3
  • TH 5020 Systematic Theology II

    Credit Hours: 3
  • TH 5090 Hermeneutics

    Credit Hours: 3
  • TH 5140 Biblical Backgrounds

    Credit Hours: 3
  • NT 5020 New Testament Introduction

    Credit Hours: 3
  • OT 5000 Old Testament Introduction

    Credit Hours: 3
  • PM 6600 Principles and Practice of Prayer

    Credit Hours: 3
  • PM 6010 Spiritual Formation

    Credit Hours: 3
  • MI 6030 Intercultural Communication

    Credit Hours: 3
  • MI 6060 Applied Cultural Anthropology

    Credit Hours: 3
  • MI 6090 Principles of Contextualization

    Credit Hours: 3
  • MI 6080 Teamwork & Leadership Training in Missions

    Credit Hours: 3
  • MI 5010 Biblical Theology of Mission

    Credit Hours: 3
  • MI 5120 Eastern World Religions

    Credit Hours: 3
  • MI 5130 Middle Eastern World Religions

    Credit Hours: 3
  • MI 7290 Intercultural Apprenticeship

    Credit Hours: 6

Entry Requirements

In order to be considered for enrollment in the Master of Arts 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 GPA in pre-seminary education may be admitted on academic restriction.

Admission Requirements

In order to be considered for admission, the student must provide:

  1. Official transcripts for all undergraduate work or graduate transfer work
  2. A personal reference
  3. A spiritual life reference
  4. A church endorsement
  5. Additionally, international applicant must provide a copy of TESOL test scores, and provide a financial certificate indicating sufficient funding for the program of study.