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Master of Arts in Global Studies

Description: 

Learn specialized knowledge and skills to engage, encourage, and support people from another culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and prepare to live and work in a multicultural world.

Available Formats:

TraditionalOffered in a traditional format on our Columbia campus.
HybridCombines intensive courses in Columbia, Atlanta, or Korntal, Germany with online courses making it possible for you to complete your program without relocating.

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Opportunities: 

You will be able to:

  • Articulate biblical principles and models for participating in the global mission of God;
  • Evaluate historical examples for participating in the global mission of God;
  • Evaluate current strategies regarding the global mission of God;
  • Develop strategies and models for participating in the global mission of God;
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in cross-cultural analysis, research, and writing about the global mission of God.

Potential employment and service opportunities for graduates include:

  • Governmental service: various diplomatic positions in various US embassies overseas.
  • Military service: chaplaincy in the various branches.
  • Church service: mission pastors; ethnic outreach coordinators.
  • Mission service: short-term to long-term missionaries in any cross-cultural service anywhere in the world; mission agency office support person; mission mobilizer.
  • Business service: entry level positions in non-governmental organizations or transnational corporations; tentmakers/business as mission or any other creative access type of platform overseas; marketing specialists to specific groups.
  • Educational service: international TEFL teacher; K-12 TEFL teacher (with ACSI certification); cross-cultural sensitivity consultant in educational environments.
Featured Faculty: 
Mike Barnett
Dean of the College of Intercultural Studies

B.A., University of Houston; M. Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

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David G. Cashin
Professor of Intercultural Studies

B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh; M.A., Ph.D., Stockholm University, Sweden

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Ed Smither
Professor of Intercultural Studies

B.A., North Carolina State University; M.A., M.Div.,Liberty University; Ph.D., University of Wales-Trinity Saint David; Ph.D., University of Pretoria

 

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