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Intercultural Studies, M.Div.

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 M.Div. in Intercultural Studies is designed to do just this.

Students pursuing the Intercultural Studies track of the Master of Divinity degree take 18 hours of intercultural studies classes as part of the regular 90-hour curriculum of the program. This helps students to prepare more strategically for cross-cultural and multicultural ministries in mission 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 ministries provides.

All five concentrations have a strong component of practical field experience, a nine-hour apprenticeship, built into the requirements.

Curriculum

  • TH 5010 Systematic Theology I

    Credit Hours: 3
  • TH 5020 Systematic Theology II

    Credit Hours: 3
  • TH 5280 History of Doctrine and the Church

    Credit Hours: 3
  • TH 6100 New Testament Theology

    Credit Hours: 3
  • OT 6010 Old Testament Theology

    Credit Hours: 3
  • TH 5090 Hermeneutics

    Credit Hours: 3
  • TH 5140 Biblical Backgrounds

    Credit Hours: 3
  • NT 5320 New Testament Survey (online only)

    Credit Hours: 3
  • OT 5000 Old Testament Introduction

    Credit Hours: 3
  • PM 6210 Expository Preaching and Teaching

    Credit Hours: 3
  • NT 5110 New Testament Greek I

    Credit Hours: 3
  • NT 5120 New Testament Greek II

    Credit Hours: 3
  • NT 5140 New Testament Greek III

    Credit Hours: 3
  • NT 7040 Greek Exegesis I

    Credit Hours: 3
  • OT 6040 Biblical Hebrew I

    Credit Hours: 3
  • OT 6050 Biblical Hebrew II

    Credit Hours: 3
  • OT 6060 Biblical Hebrew III

    Credit Hours: 3
  • OT 7040 Hebrew Exegesis I

    Credit Hours: 3
  • PM 6010 Spiritual Formation

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

    Credit Hours: 3
  • PM 5040 Interpersonal Comm. & Conflict Management

    Credit Hours: 3
  • MI 5010 Biblical Theology of Mission

    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 5120 Eastern World Religions

    Credit Hours: 3
  • MI 5130 Middle Eastern World Religions

    Credit Hours: 3
  • MI 7300 Intercultural Apprenticeship

    Credit Hours: 3

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 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.