100% Online M.A. in Intercultural Studies

The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies is a fully-online degree program that prepares students for many types of cross-cultural ministry, providing them with a solid framework for examining and engaging their ministry context with a broad missiological lens. The degree is intended for students with diverse levels of cross-cultural experience, and emphasizes scholarship and practical experience. Students combine a core of foundational and advanced courses with one of five concentrations: Community Development, Cross-Cultural Engagement, Cross-Cultural Church Planting, Translation, or Customized Concentration. Depending on their concentration, graduates are equipped for missional, parachurch, development, and marketplace roles in the cross-cultural and local context, and may enter into such mission specialties as church planter, relief and aid worker, or Bible translator.

5 Concentrations

4 Certificates

Dean of School of Intercultural Studies

Linda Whitmer Linda F. Whitmer
Professor of Intercultural Studies
Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary
Served as a missionary in Zimbabwe for 22 years and was a professor of Intercultural Studies for 13 years; joined Johnson in 2012.

 

Full-time Faculty

Steve Whitmer Steven M. Whitmer
Director of Online Intercultural Studies
Professor of Intercultural Studies
Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary

 

Part-time Faculty

Brian Albright
Lecturer in Intercultural Studies
Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership
Sherry L. Farris
Lecturer in Intercultural Studies
Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Arlington
Kyle Harris
Lecturer in Intercultural Studies
Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Johnson University
Jeffrey L. Holland
Lecturer in Cross-Cultural Ministry
M.M.F.T. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University
Troy Jackson
Lecturer in Intercultural Studies
Ph.D. in History from the University of Kentucky
Anthony Parker
Lecturer in Intercultural Studies
D.Min. in Mission and Evangelism from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Gregory J. Pruett
Lecturer in Intercultural Studies
Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary
President of Pioneer Bible Translators
Rebecca L. Pruett
Lecturer in Linguistics and Culture & Language Acquisition
M.A. in Linguistics from Fuller Theological Seminary
Robert Reese
Lecturer in Intercultural Studies 
Ph.D. in Missions from Mid-America Baptist Theolgical Seminary; M.S. in Mathematics from Northwestern University
Joe Sprinkle
Lecturer in Intercultural Studies
Ph.D. in Hebraic & Cognate Studies from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Brad Willits
Lecturer in Intercultural Studies
M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Arlington; Pursuing Ph.D. from Vrije Universiteit in Holland