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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 
Period of Candidature

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

The applicant should fulfil the following requirements:

  • Obtained a Bachelor degree from a recognized institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5

  • Possess personal and spiritual maturity

  • Be water baptized and involved in Christian ministry

  • Recommended by his or her local church pastor

 

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, students 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)*

  • Biblical Theology of Missions

  • Cultural Anthropology

  • Homiletics*

  • Principles of Missions*

  • World Religions

  • 3 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

All new students will begin their program with the course Theological Research and Writing which is offered as an online course. 

YEAR 1

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TERM 1

  • Old Testament Foundations

  • Biblical Theology of Missions

  • World Religions

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TERM 2
 

  • New Testament Foundations

  • Pentecostal Studies

  • Missions Elective

 

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TERM 3

  • Hermeneutics 

  • Church History

  • Cultural Anthropology

  • Principles of Missions

YEAR 2

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TERM 1

  • Systematic Theology I

  • Homiletics

  • Missions Elective

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TERM 2
 

  • Systematic Theology II

  • Bible Elective

  • Theology Elective

 

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TERM 3

  • Systematic Theology III

  • Bible Elective

  • Missions Elective

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

Period of Candidature: 1 year

Tuition Fees: SGD 4,980 (estimate)

Part-time

Period of Candidature: Up to 3 years

Tuition Fees: SGD 4,980 (estimate)

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 2023 rates and inclusive of 7% GST. 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

Period of Candidature: 2 years

Tuition Fees: SGD 9,960 (estimate)

Part-time

Period of Candidature: Up to 6 years

Tuition Fees: SGD 9,960 (estimate)

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 2023 rates and inclusive of 7% GST. 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

For more information, please contact us at: 

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)