Where can this degree take me?
This program serves as great preparation for a variety of vocations. There are many forms of pastoral and parachurch ministry in the U.S. in which a deep understanding of contextualization and cross-cultural relationships is crucial. For this reason explore our Missional Ministry Focus in the MA ICS program. This selection of courses equips students to live as missionaries in their contexts and to lead others in the Western church in missional ministry. This program is also great preparation for vocational missions work of many kinds nationally and overseas. Additionally, our community has benefited greatly from the wisdom and insight of career missionaries who, having already been on the field, take educational sabbaticals to complete this program; they in turn have been challenged with fresh insights to put into practice when they return.
This program also serves as preparation for further graduate or doctoral work in intercultural studies, missiology, or a related field.
What will I study?
A foundation of theology courses is coupled with core courses in mission and intercultural studies, including some options in pastoral theology, along with a generous number of electives and a choice of capstone projects (integrative paper, internship, or thesis) depending on where you’d like to go with this degree. Courses you’ll take include the following: