The Master of Theology in Intercultural Studies (ThM ICS) degree, offered through Fuller's Center for Missiological Research (CMR), equips pastors, mission and denominational leaders to meet the challenge of ministering in an increasingly complex, multiethnic, multinational world. The ThM in Intercultural Studies provides students who have already earned the Master of Divinity degree (or its educational equivalent) the missiological framework for research and reflection by building on the biblical, theological, and historical studies gained through their previous work. The program enables practitioners to pursue concentrated coursework in one area of missiological study, culminating in a reflective and research-based thesis.
Graduates of the ThM ICS program will:
- Gain a missiological framework for research and reflection building on biblical, theological, and historical understandings gained through previous studies;
- Achieve advanced understanding of a specialized area of intercultural studies;
- Have a foundational understanding of missiological research necessary for a thesis; and
- Demonstrate the ability to plan and execute advanced research in missiology culminating in a thesis.