Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies
The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies degree offered by Fuller Theological Seminary in California is a program of study that is offered to students in a hybrid format. The hybrid format means that students take courses both online and in-person at a Fuller Theological Seminary campus. This program aims to prepare students for cross-cultural ministries. An objective of this program is to enable its students to view current global trends through the lens of missiology. This degree is designed for students with varying levels of cross-cultural exposure. Scholarship and praxis are both emphasized in this program. Intercultural Studies students should be able to gain the foundational skills that enable them to pursue further studies or research opportunities, or to serve others through practical ministries that take place around the world.
This program integrates its foundations from all three of the schools that make up Fuller: the School of Intercultural studies, the School of Theology, and the School of Psychology. These courses aim to provide a solid framework of missiological disciplines. Students then take a variety of relevant courses that help them to build their own course of study via relevant elective courses. Students are required to complete 96 quarter credit units in order to graduate. This includes Seminary Core requirements. This core is made up of courses such as: New Testament Introduction, Modern Church History or American Church History, Christian Ethics, Church and Mission in Global Contexts, and Human Development in Context. The Intercultural Studies requirements include: Biblical Theology of Mission; Globalization, the Poor, and Christian Mission; Insights for Cultural Understanding; and Spiritual Traditions and Practices. Students then take 36 credit units that are devoted to electives. These electives should reflect their personal interests and career goals. This program also requires a practicum that involves students integrating academics with praxis. Students must complete at least 48 credit units at a Fuller campus.
A student should have earned a grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale in their previous academic work. Lastly, students should submit a resume of their professional experience over the past five years and a statement of purpose.
Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
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