Doctor of Intercultural Studies

The Doctor of Intercultural Studies (DICS) program is a 3-year program. This program is intended to prepare individuals for positive and influential leadership, relationships of trust, and biblical ministry in intercultural contexts. This online program aims to equip leaders who are engaged in a wide variety of missional, cross-cultural, and educational ministries. 


Doctor of Intercultural Studies Curriculum

Part I: Required Seminar Courses Unit
MR: Research Methodology A: Literature Review 4
MR: Research Methodology B: Qualitative Research 4
MT: Missiological Seminar A: Theology of Mission 4
MT: Missiological Seminar B: Doing Theology in Contexts 4
Part II: Tutorial Courses (Electives) Unit
MM: Introduction to World Missions 4
MB: Missional Hermeneutics 4
MH: Mission History 4
MT: Missional Church 4
ML: Church Planting Models and Strategies 4
MA: Cultural Anthropology 4
MC: Intercultural Communication 4
ME: Urban Ministry and Evangelism 4
MP: Understanding Islam and Islamic Theology 4
MD: Community Development Models and Strategies 4


Candidates looking to graduate with a Doctor of Intercultural Studies Degree must meet the following criteria:

  1. Completed all course requirements (32 units plus 8 unites of dissertation) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) and with no grade below B-counting toward the degree.
  2. Successfully passed the Bible Knowledge test.
  3. Successfully written and defended his/her project dissertation and finalized the format of the dissertation to the satisfaction of the librarian.
  4. Submitted two (2) final copies of dissertation for printing.
  5. Settled all financial obligations with the ITS Administrative Office.