The harvest fields are everywhere, including restricted-access countries. If you want to be as prepared as possible for this biblical challenge and mandate, consider a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies. This program emphasizes the theology and practicality of missions topics such as church planting, theological issues in missions, world religions, and linguistics—applied from a strong biblical and theological framework. Missions courses are taught by experienced missionaries and mission directors, and you’ll have opportunities to minister through an internship and on various fields through summer mission trips.
At Maranatha, we know the fields are everywhere, including restricted – access countries. If you want to be as prepared as possible for this biblical challenge and mandate, consider Maranatha Baptist Seminary’s Master in Intercultural Studies degree. This program emphasizes the theology and practicality of missions ’ topics like church planting, Theological Issues in missions, world religions, and linguistics, applied from a strong biblical and theologi cal framework. Missions ’ courses are taught by experienced missionaries and mission directors, and you’ll have opportunities to minister through an internship and through various fields through summer mission trips.
MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES—GLOBAL
Theological Issues in Missions
Readings in International Studies
Field Methods and Cultural Engagement
Travel with Global Encounters: Take the opportunity to minister and experience various fields of service during the summer through Maranatha’s Global Encounters program.
Internship: A required student arranged 12 - week internship in an Urban ministry (Urban Track) or in a foreign country (Global Track) with an approved supervisor is part of this degree. Students are strongly encouraged to consider their type of field planning before beginning this program.
LEARNING OPTIONS FOR MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES—GLOBAL
The entire program may be completed online or on campus.
This degree may be completed online by taking a blend of online classes in 8-week sessions with no required attendance or in live full-semester virtual classes.
MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES—GLOBAL
This program seeks to prepare students to do the following:
- To articulate biblical and systematic theology with scriptural support using a dispensational hermeneutical framework.
- To apply the basic principles of church planting.
- To evaluate the policies and practices of missionaries and mission agencies.
- To analyze cultures and worldviews, particularly in the student’s future or current place
- To exercise biblical discernment in assessing current trends in intercultural studies (whether global or urban).
- To demonstrate faithfulness in ministry at a baptistic, separatist church.
- A minimum of 33 semester hours of approved credit must be completed for the Master of Arts in Intercultural studies.
- The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from an approved institution must be held by the applicant.
- No more than 12 semester hours of graduate credit from another institution may be applied toward this degree.
- A maximum of two C grades will be credited toward graduation.
- Applicants may be required to make up deficiencies without credit in any of the departments at the discretion of the Academic Senate.
MASTER OF ARTS IN
INTERCULTURAL STUDIES—GLOBAL COURSES
The time we spent at Maranatha was one of the most valuable times of our lives. Not only did we receive excellent instruction and great resources, but our professors encouraged us to think through issues. We built friendships with many of our teachers and could reach out to any of them today, confident they would take time to respond. There’s a passion both for ministry and excellent theological training at Maranatha.
Chip Herbert, MDiv, 2013
Sara (Pill) Herbert, MA in Biblical Counseling, 2013
Seminary training at Maranatha empowered me to think biblically, write succinctly, speak persuasively, and live sincerely. In my experience, there is not better way to prepare for impacting the world through informed Great Commission living than attending Maranatha Baptist Seminary.
Jon Rehfeldt, MA in Biblical Studies, 2008, and Master of Divinity, 2011
The style of the MBS classes also made it simple to fit in schoolwork with other responsibilities of life. I never felt like my classes were controlling my time beyond what was reasonable. This was mainly a credit to the attitude of the professors, who were always willing to work with potential ministry conflicts.
Caleb Farmer, MA in Biblical Counseling, 2017