Distinctives of Doctor of Intercultural Studies Program
Non-residential Program with Flexible Schedule
Convenient courses allow 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.
A low faculty-student ratio allows for stimulating interaction with faculty, as well as with fellow students, who are intercultural practitioners.
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
This professional ATS accredited degree includes field-based research which enhances and enriches your ministry.
Doctor of Ministry Electives Available
Take advantage of cross-pollination with pastoral practitioners through electives made available through our in-house D.Min. program at Western.
Doctor of Intercultural Studies Dissertation
Work closely with the dissertation chair and second reader who advise and mentor through the research/writing phase of the program.