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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 that offers an opportunity for students to integrate and practically apply their studies.

The degree requires a total of 80 quarter units (most classes are 4 quarter units), and is typically completed in 2 years of full-time study.

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Degree Core44 units
IS503 Practices of Mission
ME506 Communicating the Gospel Cross-Culturally
1 course Cross-Cultural Leadership
CH504 The Modern Church in Its Global and Historical Context
IS500 Practices of Vocational Formation
IS501 Practices of Worship
IS502 Practices of Community
1 course Engaging Global Realities
1 course Engaging Culture
1 course Engaging Local Contexts
1 course Choose any contextualizing class (Global Realities, Culture, Local Contexts, Ethics, or Human Diversity)
Theology Requirements24 units
BI500 Interpretive Practices
OT500 Old Testament Introduction
NT500 New Testament Introduction
BI501 The Bible, Hermeneutics, and Christian Mission
TH1, HT500, or HT501 God and Christ; history; or theology
TH2, HT502, or HT503 Church, Humanity and the Christian Life; history; or theology
Electives12 units
Choose any three master's level courses in the Schools of Intercultural Studies or Theology. You may wish to either pursue a degree emphasis or select a personalized combination of courses that support your ministry and life goals.
Crosscultural Practicum0 units

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