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Intercultural Studies, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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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. 

About

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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Spiritual and Professional Formation
  • Historical and Theological Foundations
  • Contextualization in Global Settings
  • Intercultural Communication

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7
Recommended score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an approved institution and in an approved major.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 
  • Official transcripts from all schools that ever granted you college credit, even just one credit.
  • Admission application.
  • Three recommendations forms, not letters.
  • Four Essays.
  • Chronological Resume.
  • Signed Statement of Faith, Community Covenant, and Statement of Veracity.
  • Application Fee US $30, non-refundable.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    850 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 850 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    850 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 850 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Wheaton

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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