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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s MATSIL program seeks to prepare men and women for living and ministering in a pluralistic and multicultural 21st century world. Students will be prepared to recognize and understand their own worldviews and cultures as well as the worldviews and culture of others.

The MATSIL program is intended to prepare students for working in diverse cultures through the study of anthropology, intercultural communication, theology, church history, missiology, leadership, evangelism, church planting, biblical studies, and world religions.

Students serving with the International Mission Board are eligible to take some courses that incorporate materials from FPO and field training opportunities.

Twenty-four hours required for the MATSIL program must be completed on the SBTS campus in Louisville, Kentucky, due to accreditation requirements. The remaining half of the required hours may come from a variety of sources, including online classes, field intensives, extension centers, and transfer credits.

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