Why Pursue Intercultural Studies?
A master’s degree in Intercultural Studies prepares you for professional ministry in diverse cultural settings. Our mission is to develop effective cross-cultural professionals who are competent communicators of Christ, sensitive to other cultures, and effective servants.
Intercultural studies gave me the invaluable tools to make sense of my surroundings, to build flourishing and productive cross-cultural relationships, and to help others to do the same.— Ella M.A., '13
Why pursue Intercultural Studies at Wheaton?
The current world-wide geopolitical atmosphere 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 department at Wheaton College seeks to meet this need by providing comprehensive, practical training for cross-cultural service.
The Intercultural Studies department is an international community, enriching the program with diversity of life and career experiences. Study in a learning cohort that fosters community with classmates from a variety of backgrounds and professions.
Our faculty bring over 100 years of ministry experience with expertise in the areas of human relief and transformational development, theology and history of mission, and contextualization. They are active voices globally, serving in leadership positions and organizations both in and outside of Wheaton Graduate School, and prolific in academic publications.
The new M.A. in Intercultural Studies program is designed to help you complete the degree in as little as one year, full-time. Part-time students can study at their own pace, completing the degree in up to 5 years. The degree is a 36-credit hour, 3-semester program (fall, spring, summer) that is offered in a hybrid format.
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Effective Intercultural Communication
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Scholars offer contemporary insights to mission students and practitioners vital to communicating effectively across cultural boundaries.