M.A. in Intercultural Studies

Our mission is to develop effective cross cultural professionals who are competent communicators of Christ, sensitive to other cultures, and effective servants.


Intercultural Studies at Wheaton

A master’s degree in Intercultural Studies prepares you for professional ministry in diverse cultural settings, with skills such as communicating Christ, facilitating holistic human development, researching local needs and issues, understanding dimensions for contextualization, and evaluating the propriety of various theological approaches. 

The new M.A. in Intercultural Studies curriculum is designed to help you complete the degree in as little as one year! The program is a 36-credit hour, 12-month degree that is offered in a hybrid format.

What We Contribute

Flexible Hybrid Program 

The flexible hybrid program makes it easier for you to continue in your field while earning your degree. Stay connected to Wheaton’s global community of faculty and students while attending 1-week modular class sessions on campus only three times throughout the program, finishing each course online.


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

Save up to $10,740 in Total Tuition 

Our faculty are working more efficiently and reducing cost by offering online courses and shortening the number of credit hours. We are reducing the total tuition from $29,760 to $22,020, saving you $7,740! And, if you are awarded the maximum $3,000 Graduate Student Scholarship, your total tuition comes down to $19,020. Also check out the Billy Graham Center Scholarship Program!

Global Community and Leadership

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

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