The College at Southeastern offers the Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (MAIS), a program designed to prepare students for effective service in a cross-cultural setting, especially designed for those with experience in cross-cultural settings. The 55-hour curriculum can be completed in two years of full-time study in any combination of distance (i.e., online or extension) and on campus (i.e., hybrid and traditional) courses.

  • On-Campus

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At a Glance

  • 37

    Credit Hours in Master of Arts

  • 12

    Credit Hours of MAIS core

  • 6

    Credit Hours of MAIS selectives

  • 55

    Credit Hours

Program Courses

MA in Context

What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Become a missionary with the IMB or NAMB or other missions entity

  • Develop competencies to serve as effective missions leaders in all contexts

  • Equip a local body of believers to be missions-minded

  • Lead missions teams as member of a non-profit in a variety of settings


Below is a sample of the required courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • MIS 6520 – Anthropology for Cross-cultural Understanding 3 semester hr(s).
  • MIS 7510 – Cross-Cultural Communication 3 semester hr(s).
  • MIS 7870 – Studies in Contextualization Theory 3 semester hr(s).

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