The MAIS is a thirty-nine credit hour program based on an integrative framework of theory, research, and practice designed to enhance the intercultural competency of its globally-engaged students. The program recognizes interdisciplinarity as an essential foundation for intercultural study and engagement. As a result, program graduates are equipped with the integrative skills necessary to operate in a variety of domestic and international communities of practice, including but not limited to the private sector, government, education, and vocational ministry. In addition, graduates are well-equipped for doctoral study.
The program core provides students with a range of current theories, discourses, and research styles from a variety of disciplines as a framework of information relevant to intercultural study. Courses include the following:
Additional graduate courses are selected in collaboration with the faculty advisor in an area of emphasis such as Social Work, Business, Education, TESL, Theology and Missions, Spanish, Humanitarian Studies, Engineering, etc.
The MAIS faculty, comprised of scholars and leaders operating in a number of contexts in and beyond Union University, is dedicated to providing students with an optimal graduate level experience. Actively engaged in research and hands-on intercultural initiatives, the MAIS faculty’s intercultural research and practice includes but is not limited to the following: