Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry/Master of Arts in Global Leadership

DUAL DEGREE PLAN

The Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry and Master of Arts in Global Leadership dual degree program equips students to become global servant leaders who help children and their parents in international, cross-cultural, and multiethnic settings. Christian educators who work with children must understand the needs of children, explore the principles of the best strategies in teaching children, and implement methods that impact not only the child but the family. 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 multiethnic dynamics are crucial skills for leadership in today’s increasingly multicultural and multiethnic environments.

ADMISSION

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.

PROGRAM REQUISITES

  • Old Testament Survey

  • New Testament Survey

Requisites 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 requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Shared Curriculum

24

DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership
GSOM 6310 - Ministry Mentorship (S-L)*
THEO 5313 - Applied Hermeneutics
THEO 6305 - Christian History and Heritage
THEO 6306 - Systematic Theology
WORS 6303 - Spiritual Formation and Worship
Electives - Select two courses (6 hours) from the Graduate School of Ministry with approval of Program Director.

MA IN CHILDREN'S MINISTRY REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 18 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

18

MACH 6311 - Early Childhood Ministry
MACH 6312 - Ministry with Children
MACH 6351 - Children and the Christian Faith+
Select a MA in Children's Ministry 9-hour concentration and complete the required courses. (Concentrations are listed on the single degree plan.)

MA IN GLOBAL LEADERSHIP REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 18 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

18

MAGL 5330 - Introduction to Missiology
MAGL 5333 - Local Church on Mission
Select a MA in Global Leadership 12-hour concentration and complete the required courses.* (Concentrations are listed on the single degree plan)

TOTAL HOURS

24 hours

Required Shared Curriculum

18 hours

MA in Children's Ministry Required Curriculum

18 hours

MA in Global Leadership Required Curriculum

60 hours

TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding requisites)

+Requisite: MACH 6311, MACH 6312

(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Find course descriptions by category under the Graduate Course Descriptions section in the navigation panel.