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Intercultural Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CA,
The M.A. in Intercultural Studies is designed 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.

About

At the end of the program, graduates should be able to do the following:

  • Convey an adequate understanding of how to live and work sensitively in contexts or cultures different than their own.
  • Articulate a cross-cultural or international perspective with respect to their professional training (e.g., in teaching, medicine, business, or development)
  • Produce written studies and reports manifesting their familiarity with the analytical and research tools available (particularly in the social sciences) and demonstrating their abilities to assess and adapt their objectives and activities to the cultural realities of their working environments
  • Communicate a clear understanding of the dynamic nature of the gospel, the spiritual and cultural traits of a growing church, the deeply intertwined relationship between the gospel and culture in which God’s self-revelation was given in culture, how it is now communicated across cultures, and how it is being faithfully lived out in appropriate contextualized acts of allegiance to the God of creation
  • Manifest godliness of character, personal standards of integrity and morality, concern for human rights and justice, and a passion for the reconciliation of humanity with their Creator

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economic Anthropology
  • Social Anthropology
  • Urban Research & Study
  • Ethnographic field methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    39 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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:

    7.5

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 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).

  • Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade-point average. Graduates from approved, unaccredited colleges, if accepted, will be granted provisional acceptance, if GPA is 3.4 or higher. 

  • Those without intercultural/ missions or Bible / theology or anthropology may have additional coursework added to their program.

  • Applicants must submit a written statement outlining their vocational objectives and how the degree will relate to those objectives. 

  • Three letters of references on forms supplied by the school are required.

  • Official transcripts for all previous schools attended are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    621 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 621 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    621 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 621 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for La Mirada

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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