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Missions, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CA,
The Master of Arts in Missions is designed for individuals who have been in Christian missions ministry for a number of years and have not had the opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree.

About

The program provides graduate level training in three areas: Core Curriculum of Missiology and Intercultural Studies; Bible/Theology; and Electives. Students admitted without the B.A. or its equivalent must have at least 3 years of Bible School training, or 2 years of college equivalency courses. This degree is not a stepping stone to a Ph.D. program and in most cases it is a terminal degree. However, exceptional students may petition for probationary entrance into the Doctor of Intercultural Studies program. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Interpersonal & Intercultural Adjustment
  • Introduction to World Missions

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    58 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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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).

General Requirements

  • Completion of five years in intercultural ministry and presently in a ministry.

  • Participation in the Master of Arts program in Missions presumes a significant level of ministry experience and personal maturation. 

  • Applicants usually will not have an accredited B.A. or equivalent degree. CSICS offers other programs for applicants who have the baccalaureate degree.

  • Three references are required: church or denominational endorsement; personal friend; and ministry colleague (or employer if currently employed outside the missions community).

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

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