The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies program at Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary equips students to serve in cross-cultural settings both at home and abroad. And now this degree is available through a fully online format.


More Convenient for your Schedule

Whether preparing for vocational ministry abroad or seeking to strengthen intercultural ministry skills, the MAIS program at MBTS is designed to meet a variety of needs for anyone involved in cross-cultural ministry. One common struggle for many cross-cultural workers is that although they may wish to pursue a seminary education, leaving their field of service for the time required to earn a degree is often a difficult concern to overcome. Yet now students can earn the MAIS degree without ever leaving their ministry settings. And through an online in-context format students can put their studies to use more easily and efficiently.

The Unique Quality of the MAIS Program at MBTS

The MAIS program offers a comprehensive yet focused approach as students work through important issues in missions such as religious pluralism, globalization, church planting, culture acquisition, and community transformation. Yet the unique quality of the intercultural studies courses at MBTS is that each subject is addressed in light of missiological issues particular and relevant to the different Asian contexts. The program is designed for those living and serving in Asia, and all courses are taught by experienced scholar/practitioners who live and serve in Asia.


The Pursuit of Missiological, Theological, and Academic Excellence

The MAIS program combines study and practice to provide a firm theological understanding of Christian missions along with the missiological knowledge and skills necessary for ministering cross-culturally. Through the practice of academic study, this program seeks to develop a missiological perspective that is also theologically astute. Yet it also goes further by seeking to help students apply their studies and knowledge to their own ministry contexts in ways that can effect real change. Furthermore, through online forums and video conferencing, students will benefit from discussions with classmates from across Asia and around the world.

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The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies at MBTS is accredited by the Asia Theological Association. For more information about ATA, see,