Wheaton College MA in Intercultural Studies - Application Deadline 15 August 2018

Reg. No. 262812


Ranked as one of the top 18 private colleges in the US (Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018)#, Wheaton has been known not only for its academic excellence, but also for its solid Christian tradition for over 150 years.  Starting with only 7 students in 1860, Wheaton grew to become the eighth largest liberal arts college in America during the Great Depression, celebrated its 100th anniversary with 18,000 people at the evangelistic crusade on campus led by eminent alumnus Billy Graham, and continues to impact the world with students serving in 60 countries through missions and service projects as well as academic programs.

#Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018


As the second President Charles Blanchard aptly stated, “… the College can have no joy unless those whom it instructs become powers in the world, working for righteousness.”  Wheaton’s mission has always been preparing servant leaders who can put their education into action and make a difference “For Christ and His Kingdom” at home, at church, in the marketplace, and in the wider world.


Jim Elliot (1949 alumnus)

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” 

Jim Elliot lost his life to an indigenous tribe in Ecuador with four other missionaries more than half a century ago.


Todd Beamer (1991 alumnus) 

“Let’s roll.”

Todd Beamer transformed the world by sacrificing himself on United Flight 93 to prevent a possible catastrophe at the Pentagon during the time of 911.


Josephine So Yan Pui (1966 alumnus)

“Instead of cursing darkness, light yourself up as a burning sacrifice.”

So Yan Pui founded and expanded Breakthrough, Hong Kong in the midst of her continual struggle with cancer.



Why an MA in Intercultural Studies?


Program Objectives / For Whom? / Program Highlights



Program Structure - click here for details


Courses & Descriptions - click here for details


Admission Requirements

  1. A US-bachelor-equivalent degree

  2. Official transcripts from credit-awarding colleges

  3. TOEFL (iBT: 80) or IELTS (6.5)

  4. Three recommendation forms (academic, pastoral, professional)


Award and Duration

  • Award:  Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College

  • Normal duration of study is 3 years, part-time (maximum: 5 years)



The program consists only of continuous assessments and has no final examination for any course.  Each course uses multiple assignments to assess students’ learning, which may take the form of critiques, reading reports, case studies, research papers, etc.  A student must pass all courses in order to earn the Master’s degree award.



Tuition Fee

  • The tuition rate for the MA in Intercultural Studies program is subject to an annual review by Wheaton College, and over the past five years, the average annual tuition change has been 3.3% per year.  For 2018, this rate is US$640 per credit hour, and US$23,040 for completing the whole program. (Update)

  • Tuition will be paid in instalments before the start of each semester.  Students will be required to cover the additional cost if any course needs to be re-taken for completing the program.


Application Procedure

  1. Submit a Student Information Form for an initial review. 

  2. Be ready to submit a copy of a Hong Kong ldentity Card/passport, as well as originals and copies of transcripts and certificates as part of the review process. Once review is complete, pay a non-refundable application fee of HK$250 to Lumina College Limited. 

  3. Receive application instructions from Lumina College to officially apply for entry to the M.A. program via Wheaton College's online system. 

  4. Complete the online application procedure by supplying all the required information and documentation by the new deadline, 15 August 2018. 


Payment Methods for Application Fee:

i) Cheque / Bank Draft

Crossed cheque/bank draft should be made payable to "Lumina College Limited".  Post-dated cheque will not be accepted.  Please write the applicant's name, HKID card no. /passport no. and program name on the back of the cheque/bank draft.

Cheques can be submitted in person or by mail to 3/F, Breakthrough Centre, 191 Woosung Street, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong


ii) Cash

Cash payment is accepted at the urban campus of Lumina College.


iii) Money Deposit/Transfer

Money can be deposited or transferred to the bank account of Lumina College in The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.  The bank account number is (004-)819-773649-838.

The bank pay-in slip should be sent digitally to Lumina College for record purposes.

Download brochure for 2018 intake


Master Programs Information Sessions

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IE-W1 IELTS Workshop in Mar 2018

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Program Enquiries:

Phone: (852) 3622-1724

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Information is subject to revision by Lumina College and Wheaton College without prior notice.


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