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Master of Arts in Muslim Studies

Description: 

Focus on the tools and techniques needed to analyze the theology, traditions, and worldview of Islam. You will engage in research and analysis that contributes to the ministry of cross-cultural life and work among Muslims.

Objectives:

The M.A. in Muslim Studies equips you to:

  • Demonstrate skill in identifying and analyzing cultural issues.
  • Evaluate current strategies regarding the global mission of God among Muslims.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in cross-cultural analysis, research, and writing about the global mission of God among Muslims.

Available Formats:

TraditionalOffered in a traditional format on our Columbia campus.
HybridCombines intensive courses in Columbia, Atlanta, or Korntal, Germany with online courses making it possible for you to complete your program without relocating.
OnlineOffered fully online making it possible for you to complete your program without relocating.


New York City Option

New York City International Project

In partnership with the New York City International Project, CIU students can complete much or perhaps all of the MA in Intercultural or Muslim Studies (program 2 only) while serving in an exciting church planting internship among Muslims and internationals in New York City. Students may be enrolled full or part-time through CIU’s Online Studies. 

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Opportunities: 

You will be able to:

  • Articulate biblical principles and models for participating in the global mission of God among Muslims;
  • Evaluate historical examples for participating in the global mission of God among Muslims;
  • Evaluate current strategies regarding the global mission of God among Muslims;
  • Develop strategies and models for participating in the global mission of God among Muslims;
  • Engage in cross-cultural analysis, research and writing about participating in the global mission of God among Muslims.
Featured Faculty: 
Mike Barnett
Dean of the College of Intercultural Studies

B.A., University of Houston; M. Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

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David G. Cashin
Professor of Intercultural Studies

B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh; M.A., Ph.D., Stockholm University, Sweden

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Trevor Castor Trevor Castor
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Warren Larson Warren F. Larson
Professor Emeritus

Diploma, Peace River Bible Institute; B.Th., Vancouver Bible College; M.Miss., Canadian Theological Seminary; M.Div., Trinity Western University; Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

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Ed Smither
Professor of Intercultural Studies

B.A., North Carolina State University; M.A., M.Div.,Liberty University; Ph.D., University of Wales-Trinity Saint David; Ph.D., University of Pretoria

 

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