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MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES

OVERVIEW

The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (MAIS) offers graduates comprehensive and interdisciplinary exposure to biblical studies, Christian doctrine, and missions. The program aims to enrich you with a critical awareness of trends in world missions and help you to develop a firm grasp of the implications on the local church. The program also integrates field-based skills with conceptual knowledge to support effective cross-cultural communication and ministry in the mission field.

Accreditation

Asia Theological Association

Credits and Duration

30 credits

(For theological Bachelor degree holders)

Full-time: One year

Part-time: Up to three years

 

60 credits

(For non-theological Bachelor degree holders)

Full-time: Two years

Part-time: Up to six years

Admission Requirements

You must:

  • Possess personal and spiritual maturity.

  • Be willing to engage in Christian ministry.

  • Be recommended by your local church.

  • Have obtained a Bachelor degree from a recognized institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

 

International applicants must have obtained a TOEFL score of 80 (IBT) / 550 (PBT) or an IELTS score of 6.0 (or the equivalent).

Anticipated Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, you should demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Scripture and Christian doctrine.

  • Understanding of the nature of the church, its ministry and mission.

  • Discernment of various trends in world missions and its implications for the local church and church growth.

  • Capacity to reflect theologically on contemporary issues in the world missions and make independently formed judgments.

  • Compassion for the lost and commitment to world-wide evangelism.

  • Commitment to developing spiritual maturity in themselves and others.

  • Skill in the interpretation and application of Scripture to practical life situations.

  • Ability to communicate biblical truth with clarity and conviction.

  • Skills in living, working and ministering cross-culturally.

  • Professional skill competencies in missions work.

CURRICULUM

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15 credits

BIBLE

  • Old Testament Foundations*

  • New Testament Foundations*

  • Hermeneutics*

  • 2 Bible Electives 

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18 credits

THEOLOGY
& HISTORY

 

  • Systematic Theology I*

  • Systematic Theology II*

  • Systematic Theology III*

  • Pentecostal Studies

  • Church History*

  • Theology Elective

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27 credits

MINISTRY
& GENERAL

  • Online Orientation

  • Theological Research & Writing (Online)*

  • Homiletics*

  • Principles of Missions*

  • Biblical Theology of Missions

  • Cultural Anthropology

  • 4 Missions Electives

Theological Bachelor degree holders are expected to have completed subjects marked with an asterisk (*) in their Bachelor degrees. Otherwise, these subjects may be required as deficiencies in the program of study.

STUDY SCHEDULE

YEAR 1

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TERM 1

  • Theological Research & Writing (Online)

  • Old Testament Foundations

  • Systematic Theology I

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TERM 2
 

  • New Testament Foundations

  • Systematic Theology II

  • Pentecostal Studies

  • Principles of Missions

 

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TERM 3

  • Hermeneutics 

  • Systematic Theology III

  • Church History

  • Cultural Anthropology

YEAR 2

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TERM 1

  • Biblical Theology of Missions

  • Homiletics

  • Missions Elective

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TERM 2
 

  • Bible Elective

  • Theology Elective

  • Missions Elective

 

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TERM 3

  • Bible Elective

  • 2 Missions Electives

1) The School may change the schedule of classes offered at any time without prior notice. 

2) Students may choose to take their courses online if they are offered. 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Students must fulfill the following requirements for graduation:

  • Satisfactory completion of the program of study.

  • Maintenance of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.

  • Approval by the Dean’s Committee.

  • Settlement of all financial obligations with the College.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

30 credits (for Theological degree holder) 

Full-time

Duration: 1 year

Tuition Fees: SGD 4,700

Part-time

Duration: Up to 3 years

Tuition Fees: SGD 4,700

Notes:

1) Fees are payable each term based on the number of credits taken for the term.  

2) Fees quoted above are estimated based on 2021 rates. Fees are revised annually. 

3) The fees do not include cost of textbooks. 

4) International students will need to take into consideration living expenses and other related fees incurred from staying in Singapore on a student pass. 

60 credits (for non-Theological degree holder) 

Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Tuition Fees: SGD 9,400

Part-time

Duration: Up to 6 years

Tuition Fees: SGD 9,400

Notes:

1) Fees are payable each term based on the number of credits taken for the term.  

2) Fees quoted above are estimated based on 2021 rates. Fees are revised annually. 

3) The fees do not include cost of textbooks. 

4) International students will need to take into consideration living expenses and other related fees incurred from staying in Singapore on a student pass. 

For a detailed listing of fees involved, please refer to the Financial Information

APPLICATION

The School of Theology follows a trimester system with 3 terms in a year. Each term consists of 13 weeks. Students should check with the school for the exact dates for the school terms.

  • Term 1: Jan - Mar

  • Term 2: May - Jul

  • Term 3: Sep - Nov

 

Applicant may choose to commence the program in any term. 

 

Local applicants (residing in Singapore)

International applicants

CONNECT WITH US

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Office hours: Mon-Fri, 9am - 530pm (excluding weekends and Public Holidays)

Phone: +65 6304-7602

Email: admin@tca.edu.sg

Text: +65 8817 6154 (WhatsApp messages only)