MA in Intercultural Studies

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Ranked as one of the top 18 private colleges in the US (Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018)#, Wheaton has been known not only for its academic excellence, but also for its solid Christian tradition for over 150 years.  Starting with only 7 students in 1860, Wheaton grew to become the eighth largest liberal arts college in America during the Great Depression, celebrated its 100th anniversary with 18,000 people at the evangelistic crusade on campus led by eminent alumnus Billy Graham, and continues to impact the world with students serving in 60 countries through missions and service projects as well as academic programs.

#Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018


As the second President Charles Blanchard aptly stated, “… the College can have no joy unless those whom it instructs become powers in the world, working for righteousness.”  Wheaton’s mission has always been preparing servant leaders who can put their education into action and make a difference “For Christ and His Kingdom” at home, at church, in the marketplace, and in the wider world.


Jim Elliot (1949 alumnus)

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” 

Jim Elliot lost his life to an indigenous tribe in Ecuador with four other missionaries more than half a century ago.


Todd Beamer (1991 alumnus) 

“Let’s roll.”

Todd Beamer transformed the world by sacrificing himself on United Flight 93 to prevent a possible catastrophe at the Pentagon during the time of 911.


Josephine So Yan Pui (1966 alumnus)

“Instead of cursing darkness, light yourself up as a burning sacrifice.”

So Yan Pui founded and expanded Breakthrough, Hong Kong in the midst of her continual struggle with cancer.



Why an MA in Intercultural Studies?


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Admission Requirements

  1. A US-bachelor-equivalent degree

  2. Official transcripts from credit-awarding colleges

  3. TOEFL (iBT: 80) or IELTS (6.5)

  4. Three recommendation forms (academic, pastoral, professional)


Award and Duration

  • Award:  Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College

  • Normal duration of study is 3 years, part-time (maximum: 5 years)



The program consists only of continuous assessments and has no final examination for any course.  Each course uses multiple assignments to assess students’ learning, which may take the form of critiques, reading reports, case studies, research papers, etc.  A student must pass all courses in order to earn the Master’s degree award.



Tuition Fee

  • The tuition rate for the MA in Intercultural Studies program is subject to an annual review by Wheaton College.  For 2017, this rate is US$620 per credit hour, and US$22,320 for completing the whole program.  Over the past five years, the average annual tuition change has been 3.3% per year.  It is therefore anticipated that the tuition fee for 2018 is likely to range from US$23,000 to US$23,800.

  • Tuition will be paid in instalments before the start of each semester.  Students will be required to cover the additional cost if any course needs to be re-taken for completing the program.


Application Procedure



Interested individuals can fill out our Student Information Form.  We will approach you and help you with any enquiries.


Master Programs Information Sessions

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IE-W1 IELTS Workshop in Mar 2018

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Program Enquiries:

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Information is subject to revision by Lumina College and Wheaton College without prior notice.


It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this program may lead. 



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