Engage the World with Our Master’s in Global Studies Degree
Liberty University’s 100% online master’s in global studies degree can qualify you for work in ministry positions spanning the globe. Courses within the Master of Arts in Global Studies degree will help you gain insight into the unique dynamics that come with living and working overseas. Our professors will train you in history and worldview studies to enable you to serve and lead in multicultural and global contexts.
The master’s in global studies degree provides a biblical and theological basis for worldwide involvement and provides an examination of cultures, world religions, and worldviews. We are confident that an M.A. in Global Studies will help reinforce the vital role that prayer and walking in the fullness of the Spirit play in the process of fulfilling the Great Commission. The knowledge and skills you gain from our master’s in global studies degree will help you efficiently navigate any career you choose in the global studies field.
Why Choose Our Online Master’s in Global Studies Degree
As part of our mission to Train Champions for Christ, Liberty University’s professors are committed to preparing you for a successful career as they teach you from a biblical worldview. Liberty offers the solid, biblical foundation necessary to serve well in a ministry-related role. The Master of Arts in Global Studies degree program is offered 100% online so that you can complete this degree from anywhere in the world without worrying about having to attend classes on campus. Our professors will prepare you for effective engagement in careers on a global scale.
What Will You Learn in Our Master’s in Global Studies Degree
Our Master of Arts in Global Studies degree will help you expand your understanding of effective cross-cultural engagement and how it relates to successful relationships and careers. You will study world cultures and how they can be a valuable asset in many careers including business, nonprofit organizations, and much more. The master’s in global studies degree will equip you with the skills you need to communicate effectively across cultures and cultivate healthy intercultural relationships.
- GLST 500 – Global Studies Survey
- GLST 650 – Intercultural Communication & Engagement
- GLST 600 – Cultural Anthropology
- GLST 655 – Orality – The Power of a Story
For more information about the specifics of these courses, please contact an Admissions Counselor at (800) 424-9595.
Benefits of Choosing Liberty University’s Global Studies Degree
- By earning your Master of Arts in Global Studies degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
- Tuition for our master’s in global studies degree has not increased in four straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
- Liberty’s online ministry master’s degrees have received BestColleges.com’s “Best Online Master’s in Ministry” award for 2018.
- You can complete the master’s in global studies degree in less than two years.
- You will have the ability to network with other professionals in the program from around the country.
You may also be interested in exploring the following master’s degrees: Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, Master of Arts in Religion, or Master of Divinity.
Global Studies Degree Information and Requirements
- Download and review the Degree Completion Plan.
- This program falls under the Rawlings School of Divinity.
- Review the additional Graduate Divinity Course Guides. (login required)
Master’s in Global Studies Military Benefits
Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:
- The discounted tuition rate of $275 per credit hour for part-time enrollment.
- Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course).
- Discounted Divinity Block Rate: full-time students taking 9-15 credits will have a rate of $2,475 per semester – only $165/credit at 15 credit hours!*
- Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.
*Credits taken above 15 credit hours for the Master of Arts in Global Studies online are charged at the part-time rate.
Potential Career Options with a Master’s in Global Studies Degree
- Cross-Cultural Worker
- Global Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Service Worker
- Faith-Based International Development and Aid Worker
- Global Refugee Worker
- Church Based Global Mobilizer & Leader
Admission Requirements for M.A. in Global Studies
A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 or above cumulative combined GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.
All applicants must submit the following:
- Admission Application
- Application fee*
- Divinity Questionnaire
- Pastoral Recommendation
- Official college transcripts; if not available, submit a transcript request form.
- Proof of English proficiency
*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.