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M.A. in Intercultural Studies
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M.A. in Intercultural Studies

M.A. in Intercultural Studies

Notice of Program Change

The M.A. in Intercultural Studies is no longer accepting applications for admission. 

Intercultural studies gave me the invaluable tools to make sense of my surroundings, to build flourishing and productive cross-cultural relationships, and to help others to do the same. — Ella M.A., '13


Why Pursue Intercultural Studies at Wheaton?

The current world-wide geopolitical atmosphere has led to remarkable opportunities for those who know how to enter and engage in viable ministry and work in cross-cultural settings. The Intercultural Studies department at Wheaton College seeks to meet this need by providing comprehensive, practical training for cross-cultural service. 

The Intercultural Studies department is an international community, enriching the program with diversity of life and career experiences. Study in a learning cohort that fosters community with classmates from a variety of backgrounds and professions.

Our faculty bring over 100 years of ministry experience with expertise in the areas of human relief and transformational development, theology and history of mission, and contextualization. They are active voices globally, serving in leadership positions and organizations both in and outside of Wheaton Graduate School, and prolific in academic publications.

The new M.A. in Intercultural Studies program is designed to help you complete the degree in as little as one year, full-time. Part-time students can study at their own pace, completing the degree in up to 5 years. The degree is a 36-credit hour, 3-semester program (fall, spring, summer) that is offered in a hybrid format. 

View the Course Catalog

Our course catalog provides detailed information such as course requirements, course descriptions, faculty information, and program overview for the M.A. in Intercultural Studies. 

Learn more now.

Q&A with Dr. Susan Greener

Tune in to the Q&A session with Dr. Susan Greener, Interim Chair and Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies.


Faculty Books

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Encountering the History of Mission

Robert L. Gallagher
Encountering the History of Mission 
portrays the sweep of missions history, revealing how God has fulfilled his promise to bless all the nations and examines the history, development, and future of missions.

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Effective Intercultural Communication

Scott Moreau, Evvy Hay Campbell, Susan Greener
Scholars offer contemporary insights to mission students and practitioners vital to communicating effectively across cultural boundaries.


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Introducing World Missions

Scott Moreau
An overview of biblical, theological, and historical foundations for missions, this volume also considers personal and practical issues involved in becoming a missionary and contemporary challenges for mission workers.

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Possible Careers for M.A. in Intercultural Studies

Our mission is to develop Christian professionals skilled in theory and practice for culturally-relevant service in a constantly changing world.

Our alumni have worked domestically and globally, on 6 continents, and in a broad range of cross-cultural careers ranging from leading para-church organizations in Ghana to teaching English to the residents in the community. 
  • Asbury Seminary
  • Boston University
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Emory University
  • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • University of South Africa
  • Biola University
  • University of Leicester