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PhD in Intercultural Studies program

Thank you for your interest in the PhD in Intercultural Studies program at Grace Mission University .
GMU’s PhD in ICS course is a course that produces missiologists, researchers, and professors who research the world’s diverse cultures and worldviews and develop missiological theories.
All application forms except transcripts can be filled out and submitted online by clicking on the application form below. After all documents have been submitted, the final admission decision will be made through an interview at the admissions committee. After passing the course, you can register for classes, and once registration is complete, you can begin your full-fledged study. If you have any further questions, please contact the Admissions Officer below.

[email protected]
Admissions Coordinator, JanDee Yoo

Admission Qualifications

  1. Mdiv, ThM or equivalent Master’s degree from an accredited school.
  2. For those with a theology-related master’s degree: Those who have completed at least 14 credits of missiology out of a minimum of 72 credits.
  3. Those who have more than 3 years of experience in cross-cultural mission and multi-cultural ministry.
  4. You must pass the admissions interview.
  5. An average grade point average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the master’s program.
  6. All required documents must be submitted at the time of admission.
    (Please refer to the admission guide at the bottom for confirmation of submitted documents)
  7. If a person who is studying or has obtained a doctoral degree at an accredited school transfers, a maximum of 16 credits can be recognized through the committee’s deliberation.

Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition fees are set at the minimum cost according to the school’s policy to support missions. Therefore, you can study at 40-60% of the tuition of other schools.
Please refer to the table below for tuition and tuition for the Doctor of Philosophy program.
In principle, when registering for a semester, you must pay the tuition for one semester at a time. However, if there are special circumstances, you can submit a tuition installment plan to the Ministry of Finance and pay in up to three installments if approved.
In addition, the GMU Doctoral Institute provides 30% scholarships to ministers such as missionaries and pastors.

item amount
Tuition $550 / 1 Unit
$2,200 / 1 course (4 Units)
$4,400 / 2 course (8 Units)
Total of all courses (52 units) $28,600
Scholarship 30% of tuition
Admission fee $100 (pay online when submitting the application form)
Registration fee for each semester $230 (registration fee+ IT fee)
Leave of absence $180 (per semester)
Graduation fee $500
Audit fee $200 (per course)

Program Composition

PhD in Intercultural Studies Curriculum and Structure

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD in Intercultural Studies) course at the Graduate School of Grace Mission University aims to theoretically, empirically, and academically present solutions to the challenges and tasks faced in the 21st century modern cultural mission field and ministry field. It is a research degree program that
A total of 52 credits are required to complete this course, and the basic program curriculum and composition are as follows.

PhD Program Curriculum

Doctoral Core
  • RW911 Colloquium Seminar
  • AT916 Anthropological Theory & The Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • BT942 God’s Mission in Old Testament
  • BT961 God’s Mission in New Testament
  • RW964 Research Methodology
  • ET931 Advanced Teaching Methodology
  • AT921 Christian Apologetics and World Religion
  • MH971 Contemporary World Mission Strategy in Mission History
  • PM964 Cross-Cultural Missional Church Planting
  • TM936 Gospel and Contemporary Culture
  • LT944 Inter-Cultural Leadership
  • TM996 The Challenges of Contemporary Mission Theology
  • ET922 Inter-Cultural Teaching and Learning
  • AT917 Social Science Methodology
  • CM911 Self-Care in Ministry/Mission
Comprehensive Examinations
  • CE942 Comprehensive Exam
  • RW901 Tutorial 1-1: Literature Research
  • RW902 Tutorial 1-2: Literature Writing
  • RW903 Tutorial 2-1: Field Research
  • RW904 Tutorial 2-2: Field Writing
  • RW941 Dissertation Writing 1
  • RW942 Dissertation Writing 2

* Marked subjects are compulsory subjects and cannot be taken as substitute subjects. Subjects other than these are substituted under the permission of the Ph.D., depending on the student’s major.