Western Seminary

5511 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215-3367

Program Details

Western Seminary offers a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies ideal for students who wish to communicate the Gospel in cross-cultural settings. Students will study cultural analysis, adaption, ministry practice, and communication theory. Individuals will be able to spread their knowledge of the Gospel to people of all communities and backgrounds. Graduates who earn this degree often work as overseas missionaries, advocates, church planters, or in other related positions.

Forty of the 60 credits must be completed on campus. Online learning allows individuals to have flexibility when completing their degrees. Students must be highly disciplined to complete a large amount of coursework. Time management, a reliable internet connection, and word processing skills are very important for students who enroll in this degree program.

The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies consists may be completed in as little as two years. Core course topics that students will explore include: spiritual formation, biblical studies, theological studies, intercultural foundation studies, and intercultural specialization studies. A mentored ministry experience and a concentration internship are also included in the program. The courses offered for this program are designed to ensure that graduates will be knowledgeable, competent, and well-rounded while working as advocates, missionaries, or church planters within religious settings.

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    Applicants who wish to be admitted into the program must hold a bachelor’s degree and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

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    Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools,Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


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