Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies
Your passion for reaching across boundaries and connecting with people has a home with the online Master’s in Intercultural Studies. Both hands on and academically rigorous, the program is tailored toward teaching you intercultural understanding in an ever-changing, diverse world as you do your part to fulfill the global mission of God.
What You’ll Learn
- How to engage in high-level, critical research, analysis, and writing within the discipline
- Tools and techniques for engaging with cultures other than your own
- The societal and global issues that affect intercultural exchanges and relations
This 45 semester hour program can take up to 2 years.
Career and Ministry Opportunities With This Degree
You’ll be amazed at the doors a degree in intercultural studies can open, whether you’re seeking to enhance a career you already have or switch career paths.
- Governmental Service: Diplomatic positions in U.S. embassies overseas
- Military Service: Chaplaincy in various military branches
- Church Service: Mission pastors; ethnic-outreach coordinators
- Mission Service: Missionaries in cross-cultural service across the world; mission agency office support person; mission mobilizer
- Business Service: Private-sector organizations or transnational corporations, such as marketing and product development
- Academic Careers: Ph.D. work leading to careers in college, seminary, and university-level teaching, both in the United States and abroad
Why Earn an Intercultural Studies Degree at CIU Online?
- Highly engaged, fieldwork-oriented online classes with students from all over the world
- Multilingual professors who have lived internationally, doing the very work they’re teaching
- Faculty and staff who are dedicated to getting to know you and providing both academic and spiritual support and guidance
- Internship and research opportunities built into the curriculum
- Completed application
- $25 application fee
- Official transcripts for highest earned degree and any master’s degree work
- Church leader reference
- Application Essay (800 words total, typed)
- Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA
Program Options That Fit Your Experience Level
We offer two program tracks based on your level of experience: one for students with no previous studies in Bible or theology, and one for students who have at least 15 semester credit hours of Bible, theology, or Church history.