Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies
The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (MAIS) is designed for students involved in multicultural and multiethnic work either at home or abroad. Students pursuing the MAIS will complete an extensively researched capstone project and presentation.
The MAIS is a 49 credit-hour degree that many students complete in two years.
The MAIS is available at the Los Angeles campus and through Gateway Online.
Your capstone project will reflect your academic and ministry research interests.
Why a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies?
Bi-vocational ministers, lay leaders in urban ministries, cross-cultural workers, community development staff.
The MAIS will enable students to:
• Gain a biblical, theological, and historical foundation related to Christian ministry and the peoples of the earth.
• Acquire the unique tools necessary for effective ministry in a cross-cultural, multiethnic environment in a domestic or international context.
•Develop leadership skills in multicultural contexts through increased multicultural awareness and communication skills.
•Enhance awareness of issues and develop skills in cross-cultural counseling and pastoral care in a multiethnic, multicultural environment.
• Understand cultural and contextual specifics of human development.
•Prepare students for international and domestic local church ministry and missions through understanding worldview, culture, and the challenges of contextualizing the Gospel.
For more information about the MAIS, use these links to access our Academic Catalog.