MA Global Studies Online Degree Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 24, 2020
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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 a variety of 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 in global contexts. 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 theoretical basis for global involvement and provides an examination of cultures, world religions, and worldviews. The knowledge and skills you gain from our master’s in global studies degree will help you efficiently navigate any career you choose in our globalizing world. 


Liberty University’s John W. 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.

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Why Choose Our Online Master’s in Global Studies Degree

This degree is offered 100% online and can be completed from anywhere in the world. Whether you are already serving in a global context and seek additional training, or you are preparing for cross-cultural work and need a flexible degree format, this degree can increase your knowledge and skills to engage across cultures.

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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. Throughout this degree, 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.

Featured Courses

  • GLST 500 – Global Studies Survey
  • GLST 650 – Intercultural Communication 
  • 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

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Admission Requirements

Benefits of Choosing Liberty University’s Global Studies Degree

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Earning your online Master of Arts in Global Studies degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for our master’s in global studies degree has not increased in 5 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • You can complete this master’s in global studies degree in less than 2 years.
  • You will have the ability to network with other professionals in the program from around the country.

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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*
  • 8-week courses, 8 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

    • Church-based global mobilizer & leader
    • Cross-cultural worker
    • Faith-based international development and aid worker
    • Global non-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) service worker
    • Global refugee worker

    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
    • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official 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.

    **An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.