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
Missiology16 units
BI501 Missiological Hermeneutics (requires OT500 or NT500)
CH510 The Making of Global Christianity
TH543 Theology of Mission
MI510 Thinking Missiologically (requires completion of 40 units including BI501, CH510, and TH543)
Contextualizing16 units
MD500 Globalization, the Poor, and Christian Mission
1 course Choose a contextualizing class engaging global realities (e.g. Current Trends in Islam; Music, Peacebuilding, and Interfaith Dialogue; World Religions, Art, and Symbol)
1 course Choose a contextualizing class engaging local contexts or human diversity (e.g. Women and the Family in Islam; Poverty and Development; Mission with Children at Risk)
MB524 Christian Anthropology from the Margins
MB533 Social Analysis and Contextualization
Electives28 units
Choose any seven 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.

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