Program Overview

Completion time

2 years full-time

3 years part-time

Scheduling OptionsOnline coursework and 12 credits of coursework completed via one-week residency.*

MAGS is a 48-credit innovative, real-world curriculum to equip Christian leaders to serve in global contexts. It will provide you resources for any ministry that requires living, working, and communicating in the intercultural contexts typical of today’s global society. While enrolled in the program, students have the choice to serve locally or relocate to one of our missional partner sites.

MAGS will help you to become theologically formed, missionally aware, and interculturally competent.

Preparation for Ministry
The program aims to equip individuals who desire advanced education for ministries that require living, working and communicating in the intercultural contexts typical of today’s global society. 

Students will engage the practices of global service through a mix of graduate courses, contextual learning opportunities, and mentoring in the competencies necessary for Christian leadership and service in intercultural contexts. As a result, graduates of the M.A. in Global Service will be theologically formed, missiologically adept, interculturally competent leaders who are prepared for effective and sustainable service in a variety of settings.

Drawing upon theology, sociology, anthropology, history, and communication theory, the M.A. in Global Service challenges students to analyze contemporary global concerns, formulate Christian perspectives and explore solutions to intercultural challenges.

*The residency requirements for these degree programs are offered as ATS-approved exceptions to Degree Program Standard A, section A.3.1.3. and Standard B, section B.3.1.3.


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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