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

DUAL DEGREE

The Master of Arts in International Studies/Master of Arts in Leadership degree is designed to equip students with the foundational knowledge of general leadership principles alongside particularized knowledge about international leadership in global settings. Through this dual degree program, students will gain an understanding of both the need to contextualize their leadership practices to fit the culture that they are leading in, as well as utilize sound leadership principles that are generalizable in any setting. Upon completing the program, students will be equipped to lead in global businesses, intercultural settings, international relations positions, and in multicultural ministries.  

ADMISSION

Existing admission criteria remain the same for both degree programs.

REQUIRED SHARED CURRICULUM - 3 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Shared Curriculum

3

MAL 6301 - Christian Worldview of Leadership

MA IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 33 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

33

MAIS 5301 - Contemporary Global Issues (Travel Study)
MAIS 5302 - Geopolitics Through the Lens of Geography 
MAIS 5303 - Christian Perspectives on Global Religions and Worldviews (S-L)*
MAIS 5305 - Cultural Intelligence
MAIS 5317 - Comparing Government Structures and Political Systems
MAIS 5318 - International Political Economy

Select one of the following courses:

MAGL 5331 - Cross-Cultural Living and Ministry

MAIS 5304 - International Peace and Conflict Studies

ENGL 5340 - Studies in Global Literature

Additionally, students will choose 12 hours (4 courses) from one of the MAIS concentration areas listed below:

Global Business

International Relations

International Immersion

International Ministry

East Asian Studies

European Studies

Three (3) hours of the MA in Leadership Required Curriculum serve as an elective for the MA in International Studies Required Curriculum.

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

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

24

MAL 5301 - Introduction to Leadership

MAL 5302 - Vision-Casting and Leading Change
MAL 5304 - Crisis Leadership

MAL 5308 - Great Leaders in History
MAL 6303 - Leadership in Conflict and Adversity
MAL 6305 - Relational Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
MAL 6306 - Cross-Cultural and Global Leadership
Select one course from the Cook School of Leadership Curriculum with the approval of the MAL director.

Six (6) hours of the MA in International Studies Required Curriculum serve as electives for the MA in Leadership Required Curriculum.

TOTAL HOURS

3 hours

Required Shared Curriculum

33 hours

MA in International Studies Required Curriculum

24 hours

MA in Leadership 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

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