M.Div. in Muslim Studies

The M.Div. (Muslim Studies) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized tools and techniques needed to analyze the theology, traditions, and worldview of Islam. It prepares you to engage in research and analysis that contributes to the ministry of cross-cultural life and work among Muslims.

Objectives:

This program will equip you to:

  • Demonstrate skill in identifying and analyzing cultural issues.
  • Evaluate current strategies regarding the global mission of God among Muslims.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in cross-cultural analysis, research, and writing about the global mission of God among Muslims.

Review our course requirements and begin the application process.

Career and Ministry Opportunities for Muslim Studies Graduates

  • Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include:
  • Short-term missionary to the Muslim world
  • Career missionary to the Muslim world
  • NGO worker in the Muslim world
  • Ph.D. studies

M.Div. in Muslim 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

Photo of Victor Cuartas

Victor Cuartas

Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies

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

 

Trevor Castor

Trevor Castor

Managing Director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies

B.A., Columbia International University; M.A., Columbia International University; PhD, Australian College of Theology

 

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
On Campus
Online
Credit Hours
78
Approx. Program Length
36 months