The M.Div. (Missiological Studies) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized skills to engage, encourage, and support people from another culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ. It prepares you to serve cross-culturally in a local church or with an international agency.
This program will equip you to:
- Apply biblical principles and models for participating in the global mission of God
- Develop twenty-first-century strategies for participating in the global mission of God
- Conduct informed cultural analysis and population segment research
- Evaluate historical examples for participating in the global mission of God
- Serve effectively in a cross-cultural context
View academic requirements for the M.Div. in Missiological Studies in the Academic Catalog.
Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include:
- Agency appointed career missionary
- International student worker
- Missions pastor
- Church cross-cultural outreach coordinator
- NGO community development worker
- Business or church cross-cultural consultant
- Completed application
- $25 application fee
- Official transcripts for highest earned degree and any master’s degree work
- Church leader reference
- Application Essay (800 words total, typed)
- Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA
Professor of Preaching, DML Program Director
Dr. Rogers joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry after teaching Pastoral Ministries in the Bible College until 2010; he has taught Church Ministry from 2010 until the present.
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
Professor of Practical Theology
Dr. Langston joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 2011 and has taught Chaplain Ministries from that date until the present. Before coming to Columbia, he served as pastor of a
Professor Emeritus of Ministry Studies
Dr. Schiffman joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry after serving as director of instructional development for distance education from 1989 until 2006; she has taught Ministry
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies, Elmer V. Thompson Chair of Church Planting
Victor H. Cuartas joined the CIU faculty in 2016 and is the Elmer V. Thompson Chair of Church Planting at CIU. Previously, he taught global missions and church ministry at Regent University (2006-2016