The Doctor of Philosophy (Intercultural Studies) program prepares you to produce original research in any area of Intercultural Studies including history and theology of mission, cultural anthropology, mission strategy, and Islamic Studies among others.
This flexible program is available in three-year and five-year formats. You may pursue it online from wherever you are living or serving.
• Completed application
• $25 application fee
• Application Essay (2000 words total, typed)
• Official transcripts for highest earned graduate degree and any additional graduate degree work
• One church leader reference and two academic references
• Academic writing sample (Master’s thesis or 30-40-page graduate research paper)
• Minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA
Graduates with a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies go on to become:
- University instructors
- Instructors and leaders in global theological education
- Leaders in the global, non-profit sector
- Government advisors
- Leaders in Christian mission organizations and churches
Professor of Intercultural Studies
Dr. Cashin is professor of intercultural studies in the College of Intercultural Studies at CIU. Previously, he lived in Sweden, where he served as pastor of two churches.
Dean, College of Intercultural Studies, Professor of Intercultural Studies and History of Global Christianity
Ed Smither joined the Columbia International University faculty in 2012. Previously, he taught church history and intercultural studies at Liberty University (2006-2012) and spent fourteen years in