Program Info & Options

The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies degree requires the successful completion of 40 hours of course work, and a comprehensive examination or thesis.

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Students are required to complete 24 hours of core courses and 16 hours of electives that offer a variety of opportunities for students to explore where their interests and mission intersect.

Degree Completion Options

Degree Requirements 

Intercultural Studies Core (18 Hours)

  • INTR 514: Spiritual formation and Witness (2)
  • INTR 521: Historical Foundations (2)
  • INTR 532: Contextualization (4)
  • INTR 561: Intercultural Communication (4)
  • INTR 572: Cross-Cultural Research (4)
  • INTR 621: Principles of Development (2)
  • INTR 691: Intercultural Studies Forum (0)
  • INTR 692: Comprehensive Exam (0)

Bible and Theology Core (6 Hours)

  • INTR 531: Theological Foundations (2) 
  • BITH course from the approved Category 1 list (4)

Electives (Choice of 16 Hours)
The student will work with an advisor to determine the sixteen hours of electives that best meet the student's background, interests, and goals.

  • INTR 516: Issues and Trends in Missions (2)
  • INTR 527: Small Scale Enterprises & Economic Development (4)
  • INTR 528: Urban Economics (4)
  • INTR 534: Mission in Acts (4)
  • INTR 536: Theology of Development in World Perspective (2)
  • INTR 545: Dynamics of Church Growth (2 or 4)
  • INTR 546: Evangelism and Church Planting (2)
  • INTR 548X: Discipleship (2)
  • INTR 552: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Gender and Leadership (2)
  • INTR 556: Foundations of Leadership Development (4)
  • INTR 565: Folk Religions (2)
  • INTR 567: Spiritual Conflict (2)
  • INTR 587x: Asian History (4)
  • INTR 591x: Public Health and Nutrition (2)
  • INTR 667: Leadership in Cross-Cultural Context (4)
  • INTR 695: Independent Study (1-4)
  • INTR 696: Internship (2 or 4)

 

If you have questions, please contact the department at Intercultural.Studies@wheaton.edu.

 

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