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Intercultural Studies, M.Div.

Intercultural Studies M.Div.

Masters in Intercultural Studies

We live in a world where people’s needs are overwhelming. Ministry is very challenging, even in our own country. When God calls an individual to minister the gospel in another culture and country, it requires a thorough knowledge of how one preserves the timeless truth of Scripture while ministering in an entirely different context. The Masters in Intercultural Studies is designed to do just this.

The Intercultural Studies concentration helps students to 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 tools and understanding that this curriculum in intercultural studies seeks to provide. (M.Div. Core plus 12 credit hours.)

Master of Divinity

The MDiv degree program 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. There are eight concentrations: General Studies, Pastoral Studies, Pastoral Counseling, Christian Ministry, Exegetical Studies, Intercultural Studies, Women’s Leadership, and Chaplaincy Studies. Advanced Standing credit may be obtained for up to 18 credit hours of the MDiv degree and 36 credit hours may be transferred from an accredited institution. The combination of Advanced Standing and Transfer Credit is limited to 36 credit hours.

Curriculum

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.

Admission Requirements

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

  1. Official transcripts from the school where you obtained your bachelor’s 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 admissions@grace.edu.
  2. A spiritual life reference
  3. Additionally, international applicant must provide a copy of TESOL test scores, and provide a financial certificate indicating sufficient funding for the program of study.