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Intercultural and Urban Studies, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, IL,
The Intercultural/Urban Studies Emphasis of the M.Div. degree equips you for ministry in an urban or cross-cultural community. You'll be prepared to minister to people of various ethnic backgrounds and religious mindsets, whether in the United States or abroad.

About

Sharpen your skills in interpersonal relationships, evangelism and church planting. Increase your compassion for the urban poor. With this degree from Moody's campus in the heart of Chicago, you'll gain advanced training in assessing urban conditions from a biblical perspective and formulating ministry solutions to address them.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Hermeneutics
  • New Testament History, Literature, and
  • Theology
  • Introduction to Theological Research 
  • Digital Literacy
  • Communication of Biblical Truth 
  • Old Testament History, Literature, andTheology
  • New Testament Greek II

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: International Students fall semester deadline: 5th of May.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    85

    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:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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).

  • Complete the online application.
  • Agree to the Doctrinal Qualifications.
  • Write Autobiographical Essay.
  • Supply three references (pastor, peer and employer or academic)
  • Send all post-secondary transcript(s).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    430 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 430 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    430 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 430 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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