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Introduction

Program Director: Dioi Cruz

The Doctor of Missiology (DMiss) or Doctor of Intercultural Studies (DIS) is a combined academic and professional degree with the main purpose of equipping pastors, mission leaders/teachers, administrators, and other ministry professionals with advanced cross-cultural mission skills. It is accredited by the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA).

The purpose of this degree program is to form culturally sensitive leaders and enhance their level of ability in pursuing the mission of the Church. This higher level of education strengthens the individual’s spiritual life, sharpens missiological skills, equips leaders with the ability to relate theology to different cultural and social contexts, and prepares missionaries with mentoring abilities and refocused vision.

The DMiss/DIS is an In-Ministry program, and includes a significant research component. The degree is conferred only upon those who clearly demonstrate the ability to do independent research, and who have reached a high level of competency and expertise in their field of study. The program is cohort based and delivered in four yearly modules.

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