Cross-cultural Ministries

Dallas Theological Seminary

24 months
571 USD/credit
571 USD/credit
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The professional Master of Arts in Cross-cultural Ministries degree is designed for men and women who desire to serve in other cultures, either in the US or as missionaries abroad.


Students in this program will be able to:

  • verbalize principles of effective intercultural ministry;
  • demonstrate familiarity with essential principles of anthropology, ethnology, sociology, and psychology in relation to missions;
  • evidence a deep commitment to world evangelism;
  • communicate the Bible effectively in an intercultural context;
  • produce an accurate profile of the chosen country or area of the world; and
  • design an effective strategy for an intercultural ministry.

Sixty-four semester hours of course work are required as a minimum for graduation. Of those hours, 22 are in prescribed Bible Exposition courses, 18 in prescribed Systematic Theology courses, and 3 are in the Christian Life and Witness course. There are 12 hours of prescribed World Missions and Intercultural Studies courses and a 2-hour MACM Ministry Formation Internship. The remaining 6 hours are missions electives. Department professors will assist students in designing the most appropriate program of missions electives for the student’s personal career goals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Soteriology 
  • Sanctification & Ecclesiology 
  • Eschatology 
  • MAJCM Ministry Formation Internship 
  • Intro to World Missions 
  • Cultural Dynamics in Ministry 
  • Intercultural Communication 
  • Dynamics of Missionary Develop 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


64 alternative credits



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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
86 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

As an applicant, you will be evaluated on the basis of:

  •   Your academic records
  •   The assessment of your references
  •   The extent and quality of involvement in Christian service
  •   Your apparent gifts and potential for placement into Christian ministry.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    571 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 571 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    571 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 571 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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