Master of Worldview Studies

Program Overview

The Master of Worldview Studies (MWS) is an academic program with an action focus. Designed for those who want to enhance their understanding of how to serve Christ in their professional lives and other areas of socio-cultural engagement, it fosters a personal and communal "philosophy of life" rather than academic, philosophical understanding. The wisdom it seeks is revealed in Jesus Christ, Scripture and our daily experience of God's voice in the created world. While this is a way of seeing, it is more fundamentally a way of being, permeating the whole of life.

The MWS and the Mission of ICS

ICS intends to be a self-consciously Christian environment where hard and honest questions are welcome. It supports inquiry that takes underlying religious convictions into account, working from within the Reformational tradition, and presuming that academic work should be an integral expression of the deepest intellectual and religious impulses. Within this perspective, the MWS also embodies other priorities: a commitment to cultural engagement and social justice, international accessibility through distance studies, and a direct engagement by on-campus Junior Members with the Institute's urban setting, drawing not only on the city's scholarly resources, but on its many cultural, professional, charitable, financial and other institutions (for the city, and all it contains, is part of God's creation).

MWS Concentrations

Currently, there is one concentration available within the MWS program: Art, Religion & Theology.

Learn more about the MWS-ART concentration