Master of Arts in Global Studies (M.A.G.S.)

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Residential Program

Liberty University Rawlings School of Divinity’s Master of Arts in Global Studies program is for men and women serving in cross-cultural contexts, whether that be within their own country or in other parts of the world. Courses address the biblical and theoretical basis for global involvement and provide a foundation in cross-cultural communication, diverse cultures and worldviews, world religions, contextualization, and current global trends.

This program is well-suited for cross-cultural service in many contexts.


Academic Information

Courses You Could Take

  • GLST 500: Global Studies Survey
  • GLST 605: History and Theory of Global Engagement
  • GLST 650: Intercultural Communication and Engagement
  • GLST 655: Orality - The Power of Story
  • GLST 675: Contextualization and Global Thought
  • GLST 699: Global Studies Internship

Elective Options

The MA Global Studies includes three open elective courses. These courses can be chosen from another discipline, or they can be used to complete a thesis. Students choosing to complete a thesis would take RTCH 680, THES 689, and THES 690 as their elective courses.

Students should contact the program director at ffox@liberty.edu as soon as they enroll in the program to begin discussing their internship and/or thesis goals.

Program of study

Visit Liberty's Registrar page for Degree Completion Plans


Potential Careers

  • Cross-Cultural Workers
  • Global Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Service
  • Faith-Based International Development and Aid Workers
  • Global Refugee Work
  • Church Based Global Mobilizers & Leaders

More Information

For information required on the MAGS practicum please email glstinternships@liberty.edu.