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Doctor of Intercultural Studies

Mission Statement

The mission of the Doctor of Intercultural Studies is to promote the development of teachers, missions administrators and consultants, Bible translators, church multipliers, curriculum developers, community developers, member care professionals, and business persons who will be able to conduct cross-cultural ministries with greater conviction, clarity, competence, and compassion, without compromising the sacred Scriptures.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Doctor of Intercultural Studies, students will be able to:


Demonstrate an understanding of important theories and theorists relevant to one’s research area and/or ministry context.


Construct new applied understandings explaining how the student can improve vocational engagement outcomes.


Demonstrate a mastery of important theoretical constructs in missiology applied to the student’s vocational engagement.


Discuss and analyze the integration of one's faith commitments, theological understandings, and pertinent educational convictions.


Exemplify rigorous scholarship accompanied by Christ-honoring professionalism in all scholarly activities.


Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.