Intercultural Studies

Our mission is to develop effective cross cultural professionals who are competent communicators of Christ, sensitive to other cultures, and effective servants.


Meeting the World's Need

The current geopolitical situation has led to remarkable opportunities for those who know how to enter and engage in viable ministry and work in cross-cultural settings. The Intercultural Studies program at Wheaton College seeks to meet this need by providing comprehensive, practical training for cross-cultural service. 

Intercultural Studies at Wheaton

A solid background in living and working cross-culturally is established through courses such as Intercultural Communication, Cross-Cultural Research and Principles of Development.

Coursework prepares you for professional ministry in diverse cultural settings, including appropriate means of communicating Christ, facilitating holistic development, researching local needs and issues, understanding dimensions for contextualization, and evaluating the propriety of various theological approaches.

Degree Completion Options

  • Accelerated  M.A. in Intercultural Studies - Wheaton undergraduates only
  • Modular M.A. in Intercultural Studies
    The new modular M.A. is a program that works around your schedule. The flexible format allows you to balance your job, family, and home by attending one-week intensive courses just three times a year. The modular program gives you world-class training from internationally recognized scholar-practitioners with the course flexibility you need.  Enrollment is available in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.   

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