Master of Arts in Cross Cultural Studies

Degree Overview

Vocational Calling

To serve in any field missions position while simultaneously developing more perfect knowledge and skill in performing cross cultural mission tasks with excellence.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the biblical, theological, and historical foundations of Christian ministry, especially as expressed in cross-cultural settings.

  2. Students will develop a broad range of biblical and theological understanding, enhanced by missionary mentors and cross-cultural experiences.

  3. Students will value theological and biblical heritage, applying insights to their cross- cultural ministry context.

  4. Students will model Christian character and leadership, specifically within cross-cultural communities of ministry.

For further information, please contact:

  • Dr. Adam Hughes (Program Supervisor)

  • Dr. Ken Taylor (Program Coordinator/Advisor)

Program Requirements

Master of Arts Core (27 hours)

Biblical Studies (12 hours)

course

hours

Interpreting the Old Testament 1

3

Interpreting the Old Testament 2

3

Interpreting the New Testament 1

3

Interpreting the New Testament 2

3

Theological/Historical Studies (9 hours)

course

hours

Systematic Theology 1

3

Systematic Theology 2 

3

Baptist Heritage

3

Applied Ministry Studies (6 hours)
*One course from the Applied Ministry Studies section must be taken in a mentoring format

course

hours

Evangelism (M)

OR

Christian Missions (M)

3

Discipleship and Spiritual Formation (M)

3

Cross-Cultural Core (12 hours)

course

hours

Theology and Philosophy of Missions

OR

Contemporary Mission Methods and Movements 

3

Intercultural Communication

3

Select 6 hours from any MISS courses

6

Total Required: 39 hours

(M) Indicates course is available in a mentoring format, as well as other formats.

*One course from the Applied Ministry Studies section must be taken in a mentoring format.