The Master of Arts in Global Service is a 48-hour, non-thesis degree that can either be earned via online class work and three 2-week residency sessions or face-to-face at one of our approved locations. While enrolled, students may choose to serve locally or join a missional partner sites at one of our seven locations around the world. The degree is designed to be completed over a span of 3 years, though students choosing to relocate for full-time study could complete the degree in 2 years. Online courses occur during the Fall and Spring semesters, while residency sessions occur in the summer.  Residency sessions require pre-class and post-class assignments. The first and last 2-week residency sessions are scheduled for Abilene. 

Degree Structure


BIBM 602 GST Orientation


BMIS 646 Foundations of Missional Practice
BIBM 603 Foundations of the Theology of Ministry
BIBM 657 Contexts of Ministry
BMIS 619 Church and Mission


BIBM 651, 652, 656 Supervised Practice of Ministry I, II, & IV

WITNESS (18 hrs.)

BIBH 674 Christian Mission in Global Contexts
BIBL 680 Introduction to Christian Scripture
BIBL 682 Teaching Scripture in Contemporary Contexts
BIBD 678 Introduction to Philosophy of Religion
BIBH 651 History of Christianity I or BIBH 652 History of Christianity II
BIBD 660 Introduction to Systematic Theology

MISSION (9 hrs.)

BMIS 649 Reading & Engaging Cont. Cultures
BMIS 650 Leadership in Intercultural Contexts
BIBM 616 Witness in Global Context
BIBM/BMIS Elective

CAPSTONE (3 hrs.)

BMIS 671 Supervised Research in Mission

Application Deadline:
Fall 2015
  • Aug. 14, 2015

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Serge Gasore ('13)
Master of Arts in
Global Service


"I was born in Rwanda, a lovely country that happened to experience the most horrific tragedy (1994 Rwanda Genocide). After seeing the many problems (wars, inequality, poverty, etc.) the whole world was experiencing I thought that only pursuing education was going to be the most ultimate contribution I can give to change the world and make it a better place than before."


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