The Anderson University School of Theology Master of Arts in Intercultural Service (MAIS) is designed for those desiring to engage in intercultural ministries either in the United States or overseas, with concerns both for urban and rural contexts. The MAIS seminary degree is a 48-semester-hour graduate program focused on preparing individuals to serve the church in specific fields of mission and outreach.
The MAIS degree is grounded in courses such as Bible, theology, and ethics, as well as required community and international involvement. The AU School of Theology faculty believes these core components prepare a person to serve in intercultural contexts, no matter where they are located around the globe. In addition, an MAIS candidate may elect to write a thesis, which opens a path toward continued graduate work in the area of missiology.
Graduates of the Anderson University School of Theology MAIS degree are serving the church in settings as diverse as Latin America, Africa, and ministries within local congregations in the United States.
"Through the MAIS program, I have had opportunities to process and better understand my prior mission service experiences. This program has helped me further develop my own theology and gain a better understanding of how to communicate the gospel in cultures different from my own."
– Jenny Dunbar (MAIS '08)