Master of Arts in Global Leadership/Master of Arts in International Studies
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.
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 Master’s Ministry Degrees, Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs, EDD in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, and PHD in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration): 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 - 3 hours (excluding requisites)
Required Shared Curriculum
MAIS 5303 - Christian Perspectives on Global Religions and Worldviews (S-L)*
MA IN GLOBAL LEADERSHIP REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 27 hours (excluding requisites)
MAGL 5330 - Introduction to Missiology
MINS 5303 - Foundations of Spiritual Life
MINS 6305 - Ministry Mentorship (S-L)*
THEO 5313 - Applied Hermeneutics
MA IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding requisites)
MAIS 5301 - Contemporary Global Issues (Travel Study)
MAIS 6306 - Cross-Cultural and Global Leadership
MAL 6301 - Christian Worldview of Leadership
Required Shared Curriculum
MA in Global Leadership Required Curriculum
MA in International Studies Required Curriculum
TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding requisites)
*(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
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