New online graduate program offered by GST starting in Fall 2012

Posted March 29, 2012

This coming fall, ACU's Graduate School of Theology will offer a new Master of Arts in Global Service degree. The program will aim to educate individuals who are interested in being Christian leaders in global contexts.

The Master of Arts in Global Service is a 48-hour program, primarily online. Students will also participate in three on-campus residencies for a hands-on learning experience. Each residency will last two weeks.

"We are excited about the new degree because we believe it will help many students who want to be more effective missionaries and church leaders," says Dr. Mark Hamilton, Professor of Old Testament and Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Theology. "We live in a world in which every nation, people, tribe and language has come together.  Ministering in such a world requires people of vision, passion, commitment and prayer, and the program will aid such men and women to serve faithfully and creatively today and tomorrow."

Courses will be a combination of theology, sociology, anthropology, history and communication theory classes. These courses will be combined with contextual learning opportunities and mentoring in Christian leadership. The degree will help students to effectively live, work and communicate in intercultural contexts and to explore solutions to intercultural challenges.

For more information on the Graduate School of Theology, visit here.