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Doctor of Intercultural Studies

The Doctor of Intercultural Studies degree is an advanced professional degree program designed for the continuing development of those involved in intercultural ministry. This program is designed to enhance professional competence by expanding upon an initial foundation of theological studies and ministry experience to enable those in vocational ministry to enhance current strengths, address areas of weakness, and increase overall effectiveness. Courses are taught in a week-long modular format with requirements for both pre-course and post-course work.

Admissions Requirements

In order to be considered for enrollment in the Doctor of Intercultural Studies program at Grace Theological Seminary, you must fulfill certain admissions requirements:

  • An applicant must have obtained a Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent* from an approved institution as determined by the D.Ics. Committee.

*In general, M.Div. equivalency includes: A bachelor’s degree in Bible, theology or Christian ministry; training in one of the biblical languages; and 60 credit hours of graduate-level theological training. Or a bachelor’s degree in something other than Bible, theology or Christian ministry; training in one of the biblical languages; and 78 credit hours of graduate-level theological training.

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a four-point scale) in the applicant’s previous academic work is required. A limited number of students may be admitted under academic restriction by action of the D.Ics. Committee, but they must maintain the GPA required for candidacy (3.0) to continue in the program.
  • The applicant must currently be serving in a vocational ministry, having completed at least four years in full-time professional ministry since completing the M.Div. or its equivalent. Exceptions to this policy will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the D.Ics. Committee.


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