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The Master of Arts in Global Service is an online master's degree program that 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. 

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The Master of Arts in Global Service is a 48-hour master’s program that offers an innovative, real-world curriculum that will equip Christian leaders for service in global contexts. Our online program with residencies combines online course work with focused face-to-face learning creates an incredibly flexible educational experience. We offer two M.A.G.S. tracks (STAY in your own context or GO join a M.A.G.S. missional partner site), allowing students the ability to complete their degree online from anywhere in the world, or face-to-face at one of our seven global locations. The online program consists of both online coursework and 12 credits of coursework completed via one-week residency.*

The M.A. in Global Service is designed for individuals seeking advanced education that will equip them for ministries that require living, working, and communicating in the intercultural contexts typical of today's global society. 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.

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.  

 

*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.

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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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