Union University

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies

Available on the Jackson Campus

The MAIS is a thirty-nine credit hour program based on an integrative framework of theory, research, and practice designed to enhance the intercultural competency of its globally-engaged students. The program recognizes interdisciplinarity as an essential foundation for intercultural study and engagement. As a result, program graduates are equipped with the integrative skills necessary to operate in a variety of domestic and international communities of practice, including but not limited to the private sector, government, education, and vocational ministry. In addition, graduates are well-equipped for doctoral study.

Program Core (30 Hours)

The program core provides students with a range of current theories, discourses, and research styles from a variety of disciplines as a framework of information relevant to intercultural study. In addition to eighteen (18) credit hours within the program, the core also offers students a twelve (12) credit-hour emphasis. Courses include the following:

Integrative Component (9 Hours)

Designed as a course sequence that provides students the opportunity to integrate and apply the program core, the integrative component consists of a six (6) credit hour qualitative research project and a three (3) credit-hour program capstone research project. The integrative component includes the following courses:

Faculty

The MAIS faculty, comprised of scholars and leaders operating in a number of contexts in and beyond Union University, is dedicated to providing students with an optimal graduate level experience. Actively engaged in research and hands-on intercultural initiatives, the MAIS faculty’s intercultural research and practice includes but is not limited to the following:

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4/30/13 - Tyler Glodjo, intercultural studies graduate student, presents his research project during the 10th annual Scholarship Symposium. - Anne Richoux
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Tyler Glodjo, intercultural studies graduate student, presents his research project during the 10th annual Scholarship Symposium. - Anne Richoux

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4/30/13 - Tyler Glodjo, intercultural studies graduate student, presents his research project during the 10th annual Scholarship Symposium. - Anne Richoux
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Tyler Glodjo, intercultural studies graduate student, presents his research project during the 10th annual Scholarship Symposium. - Anne Richoux

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Course Schedules
Graduate Catalogues (.pdf)
Program Leadership
  • Director: Cynthia Powell Jayne
  • Phone: 731-661-5358
  • E-mail: cjayne@uu.edu
Jackson Campus Contacts
  • 1050 Union University Drive, Box 1858
  • Jackson, TN 38305
  • Fax: 731-661-5101
  • Coordinator: Yancey Pettigrew
  • Phone: 731-661-5057
  • E-mail: ypettigrew@uu.edu