Various faculty/adjuncts across disciplines and schools
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Trinity International University offers a unique opportunity for qualified Trinity students who have demonstrated a heart for missions and a desire to pursue intercultural studies. You will take courses in missions, social science, Bible, theology, cross-cultural communication, and participate in field education to gain the hands-on experience necessary to be effective as a missionary, an overseas educator, or foreign worker.
An undergraduate student may earn a graduate degree in Intercultural Studies as early as the fall following the senior year by taking graduate-level courses beginning the junior year. Nine hours of coursework from the MA/ICS meets the requirements for the BA. In this manner, the program accelerates the BA and MA/ICS. These 9 overlapping graduate hours are taken as part of the undergraduate load, resulting in a savings of graduate tuition and an enrichment of the student’s educational experience.
|Accelerated Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts (Intercultural Studies)|
|Trinity College students may apply for the accelerated TEDS MA/ICS program upon completion of 70 hours of undergraduate work. The following are also required:|
|A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0|
|A recommendation from the undergraduate academic advisor and the TC program chair|
|A completed TEDS application|
|An personal interview with an MA/ICS faculty member|
|Completion of 8 hours of undergraduate missions and social science courses
with a minimum 3.0 GPA in each
|Completion of a minimum of 9 hours of undergraduate Bible and theology
through BI 101, BI 111, and BI 210 with a minimum 3.0 GPA in each
|Completion of an intercultural experience of at least two weeks
consisting of mission-type activities
|MA/ICS Concentration Graduation Requirements|
|In addition to the “General Graduation Requirements for All Master’s Programs,”
the following are required for the MA/ICS:
|1. Complete all course work in the program, including required Field Education, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5, with no course work graded below a “C-” applicable to the degree. A minimum of 18 hours must be taken on the Deerfield Campus with the remaining hours available as arranged in field based, independent study, and other concentration specific experiences.|
|2. Completion of general comprehensive requirements in Old Testament,
New Testament, and two in Systematic Theology are met through
required course work in these areas.
|3. Successfully write the major comprehensive exam.|
|4. Complete a Master of Arts capstone project for the MA/ICS, which is an internship (2 hours) and an integrative paper (2 hours) or a thesis (2 hours) on an approved topic, exhibiting the ability to do competent research, to think critically, and to communicate effectively in the area of emphasis.|
|5. The student will work with department faculty or the chair to plan specific details of the program content related to academic and professional goals.|
|Mission Pastor||Short-Term Missionary|
|Mission Leader||“Tentmakers” and Marketplace Professionals|
|Mission Strategist||MK or Expatriate Educator|
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