Master’s in Global Studies Online Study Cultures of the World


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Do you love learning about other cultures? Are you passionate about keeping up with current events? Do you want to learn more about what makes various countries unique and what links them together? If so, Liberty’s online Master of Arts (MA) in Global Studies may be right for you! This degree can help equip you to serve in a variety of careers around the globe.

Explore the unique dynamics that come with living and working in multicultural contexts. In this program, you’ll look at the distinctive aspects of various cultures. More importantly, you will explore how global studies transcends regional differences and relates to the big picture of the world as a whole.

If you want to enter the global workforce or advance in your current career, our MA in Global Studies can help. Partner with us and develop a solid basis for global involvement as you learn about cultures and religions from around the world.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.


Liberty Theological Seminary, as part of Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity, is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your seminary 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.

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Why pursue a degree in global studies?

Our world is becoming increasingly globalized and interconnected. Because of this, it’s vital that you understand how to communicate with people across borders, regions, and cultures. By completing a degree in global studies, you can learn how to adapt to different environments and forge meaningful relationships around the globe.

Is global studies the same as international relations?

In this program, you will examine the historical and theoretical foundations of global engagement and learn how to meet the needs of a culturally diverse world. You’ll also analyze past and present global issues so you can more fully understand how to serve in a multicultural context.

Develop skills that can make you a valuable asset in many international careers, including business, nonprofit work, and more. This degree explores how to communicate effectively across borders and cultivate healthy intercultural relationships. You will also take an in-depth look at cultural anthropology and world religions, allowing you to gain an appreciation of how diverse our world is.

Learn how to communicate with cultures that rely on oral rather than written stories. With this knowledge, you can prepare to connect with people of various backgrounds and help meet their unique needs. Toward the end of this program, you’ll complete an internship so you can gain practical, on-the-job experience.

Earn your degree today and learn how to effectively engage in a global context!

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  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

  • Global mobilizer and leader
  • Global nonprofit/non-governmental organization (NGO) service worker
  • Global refugee worker
  • Human rights advocate
  • International development/aid worker

The following specializations allow you to make the best of your global studies master’s degree by matching it with other skills. These can open new areas of opportunity and allow you to focus on knowledge that can make you more marketable in the global studies field.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Electronic textbooks are provided for many divinity courses* all for one convenient fee. To continue our mission of providing affordable education, this fee is waived for students who enroll by Summer 2024 D-term.

*Electronic textbooks are not provided for courses that fall under departments outside the School of Divinity.

Grad & Postgrad Divinity Block Rate (9-15 credit hours) $2,750
Grad & Postgrad Divinity Part Time (0-8.99 or over 15 credit hours) $395/Credit
Military Grad & Postgrad Divinity Block Rate (9-15 credit hours) $2,475
Military Grad & Postgrad Divinity Part Time (0-8.99 or over 15 credit hours) $275/Credit

These rates also apply to the MA in Pastoral Counseling, which falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for part-time graduate and postgraduate divinity courses
  • Discounted divinity block rate – $2,475 per semester*
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)**
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

These benefits also apply to the MA in Pastoral Counseling, which falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.

*Credits taken below 9 and above 15 credit hours per semester are charged at the part-time rate.

**Not applicable to certificates.