Online | Deerfield, IL
Trinity’s Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies will prepare you to respond to a complex and diverse world. If you are or are looking to become a missionary, this program will deepen your biblical understanding, strengthen your intercultural ministry skills and elevate your intercultural communication skills. You will have the opportunity to study with an internationally experienced and knowledgeable faculty. This program also prepares you for our Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies.
BIBLE AND THEOLOGY CORE: 9 HOURS
|ID 5000||Biblical Theology and Interpretation||3 hours|
|ST 5201||Theology I: The God of the Gospel||3 hours|
|ST 5202||Theology II: The Gospel of God||3 hours|
INTERCULTURAL STUDIES CORE: 18 HOURS
|ME 6760||Theology of Mission & Evangelism||3 hours|
|ME 6610 (or)
|Anthropology for Ministry
|ME 6410 (or)
|History of the Expansion of Christianity (or) Christianity in the Non-Western World since 1700||3 hours|
|Recommended Electives (9 hours required)|
|ME 7300||World Religions||3 hours|
|ME 7710||Contextualization||3 hours|
|ME 8230||Global Church Planting and Development||3 hours|
|ME 8315||Christian Encounter with Islam||3 hours|
|ME 8815||Ethnicity: Modes of Analysis and Inquiry||3 hours|
ELECTIVES, FIELD EDUCATION & CAPSTONE: 9 HOURS
Elective course work is dependent upon academic and professional goals and is determined in consultation with the faculty advisor. If writing a thesis, a research methods course is required.
Electives (6 hours)
Field Education and Formation Group (0 hours)
|PT 5090||Field Ed (two semesters)||0 hours|
|Field Ed (one semester)
Formation Group (two semesters)
Comprehensive Exam and Capstone
|MA/ICS Major Comprehensive Exam||1 hour|
|MA/ICS Capstone Participants work with the department in completing one of the following|
|ID 7480||MA Integrative Paper||2 hours|
|PT 746X||Intercultural Ministries Internship (Required for students with limited cross-cultural experience as determined by the ME department)||2 hours|
||MA Thesis (The thesis option requires a research methods course as an elective)||2 hours|
“I have been pursuing a call to mission work since I was a child, and the MA Intercultural Studies program at TEDS has helped to prepare me to pursue that call. I have learned so much from our faculty at TEDS that has reshaped how I view and approach ministry in a variety of contexts. My professors and peers have also given me so much support and encouragement as a woman pursuing ministry, and I am incredibly grateful.”
Abbie Winters ’22
Trinity is a place where you will learn how to serve the church and how to academically engage the world around you. Throughout the year we host some of the brightest minds in modern academics allowing you to learn from experts in their field. Hear from faculty on why you should choose TEDS.
Trinity has been entrusted with the Gospel since 1897, and every day we are called to live with purpose. Our purpose as a divinity school is to know the Gospel, live the Gospel and make the Gospel known. In today’s ever-changing culture, Trinity immerses students in a community of biblical orthodoxy and practical living. The Trinity faculty is among the most widely published in evangelical academia and has deeply influenced the leaders shaping the present and future of evangelical Christianity across the globe.
“At TEDS, students in the MA in Intercultural Studies program not only learn about global theologizing, we actually do it. Classroom discussions are enriched by the participation of students from around the globe. Together we study God’s Word, learning how to understand it and put it into practice in our diverse and changing contexts. Our passion is engaging in God’s mission in the world — through our words and our deeds, whether at home or abroad.”
David M. Gustafson
In addition to the requirements for general admission, you’ll need the following:
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