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M.A. in Intercultural Studies

Mission Statement

The mission of the MA in Intercultural Studies degree is to equip students both for careers in cross-cultural or multicultural environments and for ministries associated with spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in cultures other than one’s own.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies, students will be able to:


Articulate principles for successful living and working in diverse environments and cultures.


Express an understanding of an international perspective on their experience in mono-cultural training (e.g. teaching, medicine, business).


Demonstrate proficiency in research skills and writing that includes assessment and adaptation to specific cultural contexts.


Describe the dynamic nature of the Gospel, the growing church, and how it is contextualized and communicated across cultures.


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.