Distinctives of Doctor of Intercultural Studies Program

Non-residential Program with Flexible Schedule

Convenient courses encourage students to remain active in ministry while studying. Courses are conducted in one or two week intensive modules allowing students to remain active in ministry without resignation or relocation. The module design includes pre-session preparation, in-class meeting, and follow-up work, maintaining academic integrity.

Faculty-student ratio

Low faculty-student ratio allows for stimulating interaction with faculty, as well as with fellow students, who are intercultural practitioners.

Experienced Faculty

Professors include both resident and visiting experts representing the spectrum of cross-cultural practitioners. These seasoned veterans are actively engaged in cross-cultural ministry, traveling around the world to bring current findings and experiences into the classroom.

Field-based Research to Improve Your Missionary Service

 Professional ATS accredited degree includes field-based research which enhances and enriches your ministry.

Doctor of Ministry Electives Available

 Cross pollination with pastoral practitioners through electives made available through our in-house D.Min. program at Western.

Partnership with IICC-Worldview Center

Through this partnership, students can receive affordable room and board while living in international community during their one or two week intensives.

Doctor of Intercultural Studies Dissertation

 Work closely with dissertation chair and committee members who advise and mentor through this research / writing phase of the program.