Master of Arts in Global Leadership/Master of Arts in International Studies

DUAL DEGREE

The dual MA in Global Leadership/MA in International Studies degree equips leaders for service in a broad array of multicultural and multiethnic contexts, including international missions, business, and government. Today’s rapidly changing world of globalization dictates that global servant leaders demonstrate proficiency in cultural intelligence and understand interactions between religion, government, and culture. Graduates of the program will be equipped to lead successfully with soft-skills in culturally-sensitive ways, serving as kingdom professionals doing business as mission.

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.

Graduate School of Ministry Portfolio

Dallas Baptist University’s Ministry Degree Programs seek to provide an academic experience that enables all candidates to engage and impact Christian Ministries of the 21st century. The Portfolio is designed to be an individualized collection of documents that represent the candidate’s preparation for future ministry positions, demonstrating the candidate’s ongoing knowledge, skills, and ministry experiences.   

The Graduate School of Ministry provides candidates the opportunity for self-reflection through the compilation of documents in an electronic Portfolio. Documents in the Portfolio may include Signature Assignments, Resume, and Philosophy of Ministry among others.  

Throughout the program, the candidate will collect designated documents and upload them to the Portfolio within Blackboard. The Portfolio will be used to assess development as the candidate proceeds through their designated ministry program.  It is the candidate’s responsibility to meet with their GSOM Program Director to discuss the Portfolio required documents prior to graduation.

MA IN GLOBAL LEADERSHIP 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 - 6 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Shared Curriculum

6

MAIS 5303 - Christian Perspectives on Global Religions and Worldviews (S-L)*

MINS 5302 - Ministry Research and Writing Across Media

MA IN GLOBAL LEADERSHIP REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 27 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

27

MAGL 5330 - Introduction to Missiology
MINS 5303 - Foundations of Spiritual Life

MINS 6305 - Ministry Mentorship (S-L)*

THEO 5313 - Applied Hermeneutics
THEO 6305 - Christian History and Heritage
THEO 6306 - Systematic Theology
Select three courses with approval of the MA in Global Leadership Academic Advisor.

MA IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 27 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

27

MAIS 5301 - Contemporary Global Issues (Travel Study)
MAIS 5302 - Geopolitics Through the Lens of Geography 
MAIS 5305 - Cultural Intelligence
MAIS 5317 - Comparing Government Structures and Political Systems
MAIS 5318 - International Political Economy
MAIS 6306 - Cross-Cultural and Global Leadership  
Select three courses from
MA in International Studies concentrations as electives.
(
Concentrations are listed on the single degree plan.)
If the student does not select MAIS 5310 Short-Term International Immersion (S-L) as one of these electives, then the student is required to take MAIS 5001 International Job Shadowing in addition to the MAIS electives.

TOTAL HOURS

6 hours

Required Shared Curriculum

27 hours

MA in Global Leadership Required Curriculum

27 hours

MA in International Studies Required Curriculum

60 hours

TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding requisites)

*(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.