Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies

The Doctor of Philosophy (Intercultural Studies) program prepares you to produce original research in any area of Intercultural Studies including history and theology of mission, cultural anthropology, mission strategy, and Islamic Studies among others. 

This flexible program is available in three-year and five-year formats. You may pursue it online from wherever you are living or serving. 

 

Review our course requirements and begin the application process.

Career and Ministry Opportunities for Intercultural Studies Graduates

Graduates with a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies go on to become:

  • University instructors
  • Instructors and leaders in global theological education
  • Leaders in the global, non-profit sector
  • Government advisors
  • Leaders in Christian mission organizations and churches

Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies Admission Requirements

• Completed application
• $25 application fee
• Application Essay (2000 words total, typed)
• Official transcripts for highest earned graduate degree and any additional graduate degree work
• One church leader reference and two academic references
• Academic writing sample (Master’s thesis or 30-40-page graduate research paper)
• Minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA

Degree Program Faculty

Ed Smither, Dean of the College of Intercultural Studies at CIU

Ed Smither

Dean, College of Intercultural Studies

B.A., North Carolina State University; M.A., M.Div.,Liberty University; Ph.D., University of Wales-Trinity Saint David; Ph.D., University of Pretoria

 

 

David Cashin, professor of Intercultural Studies at CIU

David G. Cashin

Professor of Intercultural Studies

B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh; M.A., Ph.D., Stockholm University, Sweden

 

Format
Online
Credit Hours
45
Approx. Program Length
24 months