Master of Arts in Missiological Studies

The M.A. in Missiological Studies provides you with specialized knowledge and skills to engage, encourage, and support people from another culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ. It prepares you for life and work in a multicultural world.


This program will equip you to:

  • Apply biblical principles and models for participating in the global mission of God
  • Develop twenty-first-century strategies for participating in the global mission of God
  • Conduct informed cultural analysis and population segment research


Review our course requirements and begin the application process.

Career and Ministry Opportunities for Missiological Studies Graduates

Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include:

  • Serving as a member of a missionary team in a cross-cultural context
  • Serving as an ethnic outreach coordinator
  • Serving as a mobilizer for a mission agency
  • Serving as an international student worker
  • Working as a member of a non-governmental organization (NGO)
  • Working as a tentmaker or in a creative access role overseas

Master of Arts in Missiological Studies Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • Official transcripts for highest earned degree and any master’s degree work
  • Church leader reference
  • Application Essay (800 words total, typed)
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA

Degree Program Faculty

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


Photo of Victor Cuartas

Victor Cuartas

Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies

D.Min. Regent University; Ph.D. Columbia International University


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



On Campus
Credit Hours
Approx. Program Length
24 months