PHD IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES

 A. PURPOSE 

The Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies (PHDIS) program develops the professional leadership skills necessary for leadership in a wide variety of transnational, intercultural, and educational ministries. Focus is upon deepening our understanding and research of human diversity, current contextual realities, and culture change in ways that inform redemptive, gospel-centered ministry for the glory of God.


B. OBJECTIVES 

Upon successfully completing this degree program, students will

1. Demonstrate skill in appropriate research methods and theories in the field of Intercultural Studies.

2. Possess a comprehensive interdisciplinary knowledge of the area of study, including applicable practical skills.

3. Produce a research dissertation appropriate to the level of a PhD degree. 


C. ADMISSION CRITERIA

  1. Degrees and Transcripts Applicants must:

a. Hold a bachelor's degree.

b. Hold a master’s degree from an accredited university or seminary in a related field (e.g. MAIS, MDiv, or ThM).

c. Submit official transcript(s) from all previous degree-awarding institutions, in English or in a notarized translation.

d. Present evidence of a minimum of 3.3 GPA at the masters level.

2. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation: one from a pastoral leader and one from an academic professional.

3. Applicants must have at least two years of intercultural or ministerial work experience.

4. Applicants must submit a two-page statement of academic purpose.

5. LevelingEvaluation:

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements MAY be admitted on condition of completion of leveling work prior to or during matriculation in the program. Admittance under these terms is not guaranteed and is subject to approval by the Ph.D. Committee.


D. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 

The PHDIS requires 57 credit hours of study: 12 courses (36 credits), Language Exam (Pass/Fail), Comprehensive Exams (6 credits), Dissertation Proposal (6 credits), Dissertation Writing (9 Credits). The program is designed to be completed within five to seven years’ study. Petitions for extension beyond seven years of study will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0-point scale. Students must be continuously enrolled at every semester until graduation. Approved leaves of absence are the only exception to this requirement. Students who fail to register in any given semester without an approved leave of absence will be dropped from the doctoral program. 


TUITION AND FEES

TUITION

57 credits ($600/ credit hour) = $34,200.00


Fees

Application Fee -            $100.00 (one-time)

Student Services Fee - $100.00 (per semester)

Continuation Fee -        $500.00 ($1000.00 for F-1 visa status students) per semester  after the semester in which the student is enrolled in  Dissertation Writing)

Graduation Fee -           $1,000.00(one-time) 

Total =                               $1,700.00

Grand Total =                 $35,900.00

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