Master of Arts in Family Ministry/Master of Arts in Global Leadership
The Master of Arts in Family Ministry and the Master of Arts in Global Leadership dual degree program equips students to become global servant leaders who help families in international, cross-cultural, and “multi-ethnic” settings. Family Ministry seeks to understand the needs of families, explore biblical principles for best strategies in family formation, and implement ministries that impact families positively in every phase of life, by promoting healthy growth and transitions and with therapeutic intervention to restore family members. Global Leadership consists of connecting with people in other cultures and societies around the globe and finding ways to exert a positive influence in their lives. Learning the intercultural skills and understanding “multi-ethnic” dynamics are crucial skills for leadership in today’s increasingly multicultural and “multi-ethnic” environments. This study combines academic training and practical application that will focus intentionally on the world that families live in and how families can live healthy lives of faith as Christians.
In order to pursue a Dual Master’s Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master’s degrees which comprise the dual degree program.
Note: Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the EDD in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, PHD in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration, Master’s Ministry Degrees, and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months, the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture.
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Prerequisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution or from a passing grade on the GSOM Old Testament and New Testament equivalency exams and do not count toward degree completion.
REQUIRED SHARED CURRICULUM - 24 hours (excluding prerequisites)
Required Shared Curriculum
DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership
MA IN FAMILY MINISTRY REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 18 hours (excluding prerequisites)
MA IN GLOBAL LEADERSHIP REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 18 hours (excluding prerequisites)
MAGL 5330 - Introduction to Missiology
Required Shared Curriculum
MA in Family Ministry Required Curriculum
MA in Global Leadership Required Curriculum
TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)
*(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
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