Doctor of Missiology The Doctor of Missiology is designed to prepare pofessionals for the highest level of service in the area of missions. More specifically, it seeks : (I) to develop research professionals in linguistics, Bible translation, anthropology, church growth, etc., to aid in and support the missionary enterprise; (2) to help prepare nationals of every nation for formal education service in their own culture; and to prepare educators and scholars from every nation at the very highest levels of education to teach in schools of higher learning; and (3) to train teachers and consultants for national and international educational and developmen­ tal institutions and agencies and for both completing and checking Bible translations. Admission Requirements Admission into the graduate program of the School of lntercultural Studies and World Missions does not guarantee com­ pletion of the doctoral degree. All students must meet the following requirements in order to begin work towards the doctor­ ate. I . Possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average. Graduates from approved unaccredi­ ted colleges, if accepted, will be granted provisional acceptance, if G.PA is 3.4 or higher Students who have completed a mas­ ters degree at an accredited institution, in a related field, may complete the doctoral program in 45 units. Those with an M.A in a non-related field, or from an unaccredited school, will enter the 75 unit program with the possibility of reductions. 2. Those without intercultural/missions or Bible/theology may have additional course work added to their program. 3. All applicant s must submit a written statement outlining their vocational ob­ jectives and how the degree will relate to those objectives. Applicants should attach a one page typewritten letter to the application.

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4. Submit three letters of reference on forms supplied by the school. 5. All applicants are required to submit of­ ficial transcripts of all previous schools attended. Graduation Requirements Doctor of Missiology (I) RESIDENCE AND COURSE WORK A minimum of one and one-half years (three semesters) of residence is required for the doctorate. While the doctorate is not awarded simply for completion of stat­ ed course work, there are basic unit re­ quirements for the degree (75 semester hours). A faculty advisor will guide each student in planning a program of courses to serve his or her ministry needs. Students who enter the D.Miss. pro­ gram after completion of a masters degree in a related field from an accredited institu­ tion must complete a minimum of 45 units at Biola University. Each student's program will be determined in consultation with the faculty advisor. Missiology: D. Miss. students will com­ plete a mi nimum of 48 semester hours in intercultural studies and missiology. This core consists of: 23 units: ICS 502, 520, 662, HTM 546, 640; STM 562, 66 1; and 3 un its of lin­ guistics or Bible translation 7 units: ICS 879 and cultural area elect ive 18 units Missiology or lntercultural Studies Theology: Each student must complete 15 units of biblical/theological studies. This consists of HTM 75 1and STM 772 and 9 units of electives approved by the advisor. Field Research and Dissertation: The D. Miss. requires 12 units of field research and dissertation credit A candidate with extended field experience may substitute 6 units of library research for the field re­ search requi rement electives to be determined in consultation with the advisor

Dean Marvin K. Mayers, Ph.D.

Degree Programs The School of lntercultural Studies and World Missions was established: (I) to pre­ pare missionary recruits from every nation with cross cu ltural communicat ion skills for international service. (2) To provide mis­ sions t he opportunity to encourage the personal and academic development of their overseas staff. (3) To prepare minis­ ters and Christian education professionals for the types of cross cu ltural (and cross subcu ltural) ministries they will face in to­ day's multi-ethnic and multi-nat ional wor ld, especiall y as these impact t he local church (e.g., sponsoring refugees, multi-ethnic churches, city-bred ministers called to rural churches and vice-versa). Master of Arts Degrees M.A. in lntercultural Studies. The Mas­ ter of Arts in lntercultural Studies is de­ signed for those anticipating cross-cultural involvement It is a 42 unit program which may be reduced based on previous study. M.A. in Missions. The Master of Arts in Missions is designed for those already in an intercultural situation. It will make available academic updating for furloughing mission­ aries, nationals, and those involved in ser­ vice to missions. A minimum of two years in intercultural missionary service or equiv­ alent is a prerequisite to the program

Faculty Professors: Cook, Hess, Kwast, S. Lingenfelter, Mayers Associate Professors: Dollar, Kraft, Liao Assistant Professor: J. Lingenfelter Biola as an institut ion has had a "heart" for Christian missions since its inception. The burden for the billions of non-Chris­ tians (3 billion plus today; 5 billion projected by the year 2,000) has been great There has been an academic pro­ gram at Biola stressing mission interests for decades and this was brought to a high lev­ el of refinement under the leadership of Dr. Clyde Cook. Biola combines spiritual ministry with a high academic conceptual ization that is re­ alized t hrough a strong faculty, a growing li ­ brary facility, and emphasis on sound re­ search to underlie the teaching program. Students can enrich their training in Bible, theology and psychology while at the School of lntercultural Studies and World Missions by taking cou rsework at Talbot Theological Seminary and School of Theol­ ogy and Rosemead School of Psychology. They can also complete a specialization in intercultural studies and missions within the Talbot degree programs and a specializa­ tion in intercultural studies wit hi n the Rosemead degree program. The School of lntercultural Studies and World Missions, in addition to its under­ graduate work, offers graduate work lead­ ing to the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Missiology degrees and anticipates of ­ fering the Doctor of Philosophy degree in intercultural stud ies.


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