MAICS Degree Outline
The MA in Intercultural Studies forms students for informed missional engagement in any context, local or global. It is a biblically grounded program with practices courses and small groups that nurture students’ holistic formation, and a cross-cultural practicum (optional) that offers an opportunity for students to integrate and practically apply their studies.
The degree requires a total of 80 quarter units (one class is 4 quarter units), and is typically completed in 2 years of full-time study. Fuller’s 80 quarter unit MAICS program is equivalent to a 56 semester credit program at other institutions. Both will take the same amount of time and effort to complete.
Beginning Fall 2017, as reflected in the updated degree outline below, the MAICS will have a stronger focus on missiology and more flexibility in both electives and the new option to earn the degree fully online. Click here to see the previous degree outline.
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|Integrative16 units |
|IS500 ||Practices of Vocational Formation |
|IS501 ||Practices of Worship |
|IS502 ||Practices of Community |
|IS503 ||Practices of Mission |
|Interpreting4 units |
|OT500 ||Old Testament Introduction |
|NT500 ||New Testament Introduction |
|Missiology28 units |
|MT502 ||Missiological Hermeneutics (requires OT500 or NT500) |
|MH506 ||The Making of Global Christianity |
|MT503 ||Theology of Mission |
|MD500 ||Globalization, the Poor, and Christian Mission |
|1 course ||Choose any course with an MR prefix (such as MR547 World Religions, Art and Symbol, MR550 Introduction to Islam, MR574 Muslim Peoples: A Sociological Approach, MR579 Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations) |
|MB524 ||Christian Anthropology from the Margins |
|MB533 ||Social Analysis and Contextualization |
|MI510 ||Thinking Missiologically (requires completion of 40 units including MT502, MH506, and MT503) |
|Electives32 units |
|Choose any eight master's level courses in the Schools of Intercultural Studies or Theology. You may wish to either pursue one or two degree emphases or select a personalized combination of courses that support your academic, ministry, and life goals. |