Master's Degree in

Intercultural Studies

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.
The complexity of ministry in a world of globalization, resurgent traditional religions, growth of the non-Western church, migration, urbanization, and rapid change demands the highest quality of academic, spiritual, and practical preparation. Trinity’s MA in Intercultural Studies seeks to meet this need in a flexible and integrated format.
“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 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.

Academic Excellence

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.

Study with the Authors

Experience a classroom setting like none other. At Trinity, you will study under leading theologians, experts, and renowned authors in their specific field. Our professors will not only teach you but invest in your life.
“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.”

Financial Aid

Did you know that nearly 95% of our students receive some form of financial aid? At Trinity we offer scholarships, grants, rebates, and other aid options to help pay for the cost of schooling. Learn more about what is available below or by contacting the Financial Aid Office at [email protected].


In addition to the requirements for general admission, you’ll need the following:
  • An undergraduate major in intercultural studies or its equivalent that includes a minimum of eight (8) hours in intercultural studies/missions and social sciences, or extensive intercultural experience.
  • Six (6) semester hours of Bible including Old and New Testament surveys; or TEDS OT 5000 and NT 5000. You can be admitted without this, but you must make up these courses early in your program to move forward.
  • An undergrad GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is preferred; we’ll need scores from either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) if your GPA is below 3.0.
Lili Grant
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Commencement


  • Introduction to Biblical Theology
  • Theology 1: The God of the Gospel: From the Father
  • History of the Expansion of Christianity
  • Church in Latin America, Africa and Asia Since 1500
  • Theology of Mission & Evangelism
  • Anthropology for Ministry
  • Intercultural Communications

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Combining unrivaled academic rigor with a wholehearted commitment to gospel fidelity and an abundance of flexible options, TEDS offers a theological education that equips you to serve Christ with wisdom and grace, in truth and love.