Biola University

24 months
621 USD/credit
621 USD/credit
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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.


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




58 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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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