Master of Missiology and Intercultural Studies

 

The Master of Missiology and Intercultural Studies program is a professional graduate degree beyond the Bachelor of Arts or equivalent, designed to equip students for effective ministry as cross-cultural missionaries. This is a ninety semester hour program primarily related to preparation for the missionary ministry. The first two years of this program consists of prescribed on-campus studies. The final portion of the program may be completed in one of two ways:
     (1) On-Campus Studies  The final hours of academic studies may be completed by prescribed courses in residence at the Mid-America Cordova campus.

     (2) On-Field Studies  The final hours of academic studies may be completed by prescribed courses on an assigned mission field as students serve under a two-year or three-year appointment with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention through the International Service Corps.  During the field appointment years, the students are actively involved in supervised functional field ministry as set forth in the job description prepared by the International Mission Board.

 

Objectives
The Master of Missiology and Intercultural Studies program is designed to promote in students growth toward personal maturity and professional ministry competence. The on-campus objectives of the program are accomplished through classroom instruction, the modeling of professors, the practice of ministry through the Practical Ministry program, and involvement in student organizations.

 

The Master of Missiology and Intercultural Studies program seeks to guide students to develop the ability to understand and interpret the Christian faith in the light of its biblical, theological, and historical dimensions and to utilize insights gained from these disciplines for the effective practice of ministry in cross-cultural settings.

The objectives of the on-field study are accomplished through prescribed research, field ministry, and language acquisition under the immediate direction of experienced field missionaries and under the final auspices of the missions faculty at the Mid-America Cordova campus. Students enrolled in the "on field" option must meet the same practical missions requirements as those in the "on campus" option.  The Master of Missiology and Intercultural Studies program is academically equivalent to the Master of Divinity program and meets all prerequisite Masters level requirements for both the Doctor of Ministry program and the Doctor of Philosophy program.

 

Admission Requirements
All applicants to any master degree program must be at least twenty years old by the time of their first registration. All applicants to master degree programs must have graduated from an accredited college or university with a bachelor degree or equivalent (see the Catalog for full details and exceptions).

 

Completion Requirements
In order to qualify for graduation from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, students in the Master of Missiology and Intercultural Studies program must satisfy the “General Requirements for Graduation” as set forth in the Catalog. In addition, students in the Master of Missiology and Intercultural Studies program must complete ninety semester hours of courses specified in the course listing.

 

The Master of Missiology program includes two components:

     (1) Sixty semester hours of initial courses on campus

     (2) Thirty semester hours of advanced courses completed on campus or on-field while the student serves a two-year cross-cultural missionary appointment.

 

 

Master of Missiology (MMICS) Course Requirements

 

 

Course Title

 

Course Number

 

Semester

Hours

 

Total

Hours

FIRST YEAR

Old Testament Survey 1, 2

Beginning Greek 1, 2

History of Christianity

Personal Evangelism

Introduction to Research and Writing

Principles of Southern Baptist Missions Hermeneutics

Apologetics

 

 

 

SECOND YEAR

Hebrew Grammar 1, 2

New Testament Survey 1, 2

Systematic Theology 1, 2

Biblical Preaching or Principles of

Teaching 1

Biblical Preaching or Principles of

Teaching 2

Strategies of Missions and Leadership

Development

Old Testament Elective

 

 

THIRD YEAR

Spiritual Formation

History of the Baptists

Traditional Religions, World Religions, and Cults

Church Planting

Ministerial Counseling

Theology Elective

Biblical Foundations of Worship

Anthropology and Worldview

Missions Elective

New Testament Elective

OT 5101–5102

GR 5801–5802

CH 6001

EV 6200

EN 7900

MS 6370

BH 5100

PH 6910

 

 

 

 

HB 5401–5402

NT 5601–5602

TH 6701–6702

HM 7001, or CE 7450

HM 7005, or CE 7452

 

MS 6332

 

 

 

 

PM 7300

CH 6150

 

MS 6405

MS 6311

CN 7103

 

CM 7700

MS 6520

 

 

6

6

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

 

6

6

6

 

3

 

3

 

3

3

 

 

 

3

3

 

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

Total Semester Hours Required for Graduation                                                                    90

 

 

 

 

MMICS On-Campus and On-Field Program Course Requirements

 

 

Course Title

 

Course Number

 

Semester

Hours

 

Total

Hours

 

FIRST YEAR

Old Testament Survey 1, 2

Beginning Greek 1, 2

History of Christianity

Personal Evangelism

Introduction to Research and Writing Principles of Southern Baptist Missions Hermeneutics

Apologetics

 

 

SECOND YEAR

Hebrew Grammar 1, 2

New Testament Survey 1, 2

Systematic Theology 1, 2

Biblical Preaching or Principles of

Teaching 1

Biblical Preaching or Principles of

Teaching 2

Strategies of Missions and Leadership

Development

Old Testament Elective

 

THIRD YEAR

Traditional Religions, World Religions and Cults

Anthropology and Worldview

Annotated Bibliography

 

 

 

FOURTH YEAR

Master’s Missions Thesis

 

 

OT 5101–5102

GR 5801–5802

CH 6001

EV 6200

EN 7900

MS 6370

BH 5100

PH 6910

 

 

 

HB 5401–5402

NT 5601–5602

TH 6701–6702

HM 7001, or CE 7450

HM 7005, or CE 7452

 

MS 6332

 

 

 

 

MS 6405

MS 6520

MS 6482–6484

 

 

 

 

MS 6485–6486

 

 

6

6

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

6

6

6

 

3

 

3

 

3

3

 

 

 

3

3

9

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

15

Total Semester Hours Required for Graduation                                                                    90

 

 

 

 

 

Required Courses for the Master of Missiology and Intercultural Studies (MMICS) North American On-Campus and On-Field Combination Program

 

 

Course Title

 

Course Number

 

Semester

Hours

 

Total

Hours

 

FIRST YEAR

Old Testament Survey 1, 2

Beginning Greek 1, 2

History of Christianity

Personal Evangelism

Introduction to Research and Writing

Principles of Southern Baptist Missions Hermeneutics

Apologetics

 

 

SECOND YEAR

Hebrew Grammar 1, 2

New Testament Survey 1, 2

Systematic Theology 1, 2

Biblical Preaching or Principles of

Teaching 1

Biblical Preaching or Principles of

Teaching 2

Strategies of Missions and Leadership

Development

Old Testament Elective

 

THIRD YEAR

Practicum in Church Planting

Annotated Bibliography

 

 

FOURTH YEAR

Master’s Missions Thesis

 

 

OT 5101–5102

GR 5801–5802

CH 6001

EV 6200

EN 7900

MS 6370

BH 5100

PH 6910

 

 

 

HB 5401–5402

NT 5601–5602

TH 6701–6702

HM 7001, or CE 7450

HM 7005, or CE 7452

 

MS 6332

 

 

 

MS 6583–6584

MS 6482–6484

 

 

 

MS 6585–6486

 

 

6

6

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

6

6

6

 

3

 

3

 

3

3

 

 

6

9

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

15

 

Total Semester Hours Required for Graduation                                                                    90

 

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