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MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES

OVERVIEW

The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (MAIS) provides interdisciplinary exposure to biblical studies, Christian theology, and missions. It aims to develop critical awareness of current world mission trends and their implications for the local church. Graduates are equipped with field-based skills and conceptual knowledge for effective cross-cultural communication and ministry in the mission field.

Accreditation

Asia Theological Association

Credits and 
Period of Candidature

30 credits

(For theological bachelor's degree holders)

Full-time: One year

Part-time: Up to three years

 

60 credits

(For non-theological bachelor's degree holders)

Full-time: Two years

Part-time: Up to six years

Admission Requirements

The applicant should fulfil the following requirements:

  • Obtained a bachelor's 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 provide evidence of English language proficiency if their previous school's medium of instruction was not in English. This can be demonstrated through a TOEFL score of 80 (IBT) or 550 (PBT), an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher, or an equivalent qualification. Certificates must have been issued within the past 2 years).

Program Aims

Upon successful completion of the program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Scripture and Christian doctrine

  • Understand the nature, ministry, and purpose of the church

  • Possess expertise in interpreting and applying Scripture to practical life situations

  • Exhibit a strong commitment to personal and communal spiritual growth

  • Discern various trends in world missions and their implications for the local church and church growth

  • Engage in theological reflection on contemporary issues in world missions and make independent judgments

  • Demonstrate compassion for the lost and a commitment to global evangelism

  • Develop spiritual maturity in themselves and others

  • Display skill in communicating biblical truth with clarity and conviction

  • Possess the ability to live, work, and minister cross-culturally

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*

  • World Religions

  • Ministry Elective

  • 4 Missions Electives

Theological bachelor's degree holders are expected to have completed courses marked with an asterisk (*) as part of their bachelor's degrees. However, if these courses were not completed, they may be required to be taken as deficiencies during 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

  • World Religions

  • Ministry elective

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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. 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

30 credits (for Theological degree holder) 

Full-time

Period of Candidature: 1 year

Tuition Fees: SGD 5,069 (estimate)

Part-time

Period of Candidature: Up to 3 years

Tuition Fees: SGD 5,069 (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 2024 rates and inclusive of 9% 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 10,137 (estimate)

Part-time

Period of Candidature: Up to 6 years

Tuition Fees: SGD 10,137 (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 2024 rates and inclusive of 9% 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)

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