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

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Liberty University Rawlings School of Divinity’s Master of Arts in Global Studies (M.A.G.S.) 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.

Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity degree is approved by ATS and has met rigorous accreditation standards. So you can feel confident that your degree is both academically excellent and well-respected among churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations. Liberty University is also accredited by SACSCOC.

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 Master of Arts in Global Studies (M.A.G.S.) 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 as soon as they enroll in the program to begin discussing their internship and/or thesis goals.

Admissions Requirements

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

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

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