M.A. On Campus

Intercultural Studies

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

24 months
665 USD/credit
665 USD/credit
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In the Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies, you’ll receive specialized training as you prepare for and engage in Kingdom work. With a solid biblical and theological foundation, and instruction in cultural sensitivity and regional awareness, you’ll be ready for various pathways in missions and/or cross-cultural work of any kind.


Students in the M.A. in Intercultural Studies come with varied levels of cross-cultural experience, from short-term missions trips to years in the field. Many are interested in overseas missions, while others desire to work amongst cross-cultural populations in the U.S. This program is a great option if you’re still exploring your calling within the cross-cultural context.

M.A. in Intercultural Studies (formerly known as the M.A. in World Missions and Evangelism) graduates are living and ministering in diverse locations across the globe, including Kenya, Thailand, the Middle East, Japan, Ukraine, Paraguay, Haiti and many more.

Degree Goals

  • To understand the basic content and themes of the Old and New Testaments in their historical and cultural settings, as well as the historical and theological dimensions of the Christian faith
  • To become familiar with the basic contours of the history of Christian missions
  • To experience a field-specific, cross-cultural mission internship so as to develop the skills and a deep commitment to the worldwide communication of the gospel in strategic partnership with the global church
  • To foster love for God and his Word and therefore to cultivate the practices of spiritual maturity and Christ-like character, and to understand the Christian's ethical responsibility in church and society
  • To appreciate and be sensitive to the cultural, religious and social contexts of the peoples of the world and develop appropriate strategies for communicating the gospel into those contexts, with a special emphasis on those who currently have no access to the gospel or where the church is not yet viable
  • To engage in biblical and theological reflections which are particularly essential for effective cross-cultural ministries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The World Mission of the Church 
  • Evangelical Theology and World Religions 
  • Applied Anthropology for Missions 
  • Overseas Missions Practicum 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

    • Online application including a) Personal statements addressing questions about vocational goal, church involvement, encouragement from others, reasons for applying to Gordon-Conwell and an assessment of strengths and weaknesses and b) a brief autobiography.
    • Official transcripts sent directly from all colleges and institutions of higher education attended.
    • Three written recommendations 
    • Church endorsement form completed and signed by a church official at the church you currently attend.  
    • Application fee of $50 (U.S.) for the online application or $100 for the paper application.
    • TOEFL score (international students only).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    665 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 665 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    665 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 665 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Essex

1369 - 2318 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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