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Master of Arts in International Studies/
Master of Arts in Leadership Dual Degree

Brent Thomason, Ph.D., M.A. in International Studies Acting Program Director

Dale Meinecke, Ph.D., M.A. in Leadership Program Director

 

The Master of Arts in International Studies/Master of Arts in Leadership degree is designed to equip students with foundational knowledge of general leadership principles alongside particularized knowledge about international leadership in global settings. Through this dual degree program, students will gain an understanding of both the need to contextualize their leadership practices to fit the culture that they are leading in, as well as utilize sound leadership principles which are generalizable in any setting. Upon completing the program, students will be equipped to lead in global businesses, intercultural settings, in international relation positions, and in multicultural ministries.  

REQUIRED SHARED CURRICULUM - 3 hours (excluding prerequisites)

DISC 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership

M.A. IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding prerequisites)

COMA 6314 Intercultural Communication
MAIS 5301 Contemporary Global Issues (Travel Study)
MAIS 5302 World Regional Geography
MAIS 5303 Christian Perspectives on Global Religions and Worldviews (S-L)*
MAIS 5317 Comparing Government Structures and Political Systems
Select one of the following:
ENGL 5340 Studies in Global Literature
ESLS 5301 Second Language Acquisition
MAGL 5331 Cross-Cultural Living and Ministry
MAIS 5304 International Peace and Conflict Studies
MAIS 5305 Cultural Intelligence
Select a M.A. in International Studies 12-hour concentration and complete the required courses.
If a student chooses a concentration other than the International Immersion concentration, he/she must take MAIS 5310 Short Term Immersion Experience as one of the four courses for his/her concentration.
(Concentrations are listed on single degree plan.)
Three (3) hours of the M.A. in Leadership Required Curriculum serve as an elective for the M.A. in International Studies Required Curriculum.

M.A. IN LEADERSHIP REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 27 hours (excluding prerequisites)

MAL 5302 Vision-Casting and Leading Change
MAL 5308 Great Leaders in History
MAL 6301 Christian Worldview of Leadership
MAL 6303 Leadership in Conflict and Adversity
MAL 6304 Leadership Communication
MAL 6305 Relational Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
MAL 6306 Cross-Cultural and Global Leadership
MANA 6310 Leadership in Management
MANA 6320 Business Ethics
Six (6) hours of the M.A. in International Studies Required Curriculum serve as electives for the M.A. in Leadership Required Curriculum.

*(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

 

TOTAL HOURS

3 hours
  Required Shared Curriculum
30 hours
  M.A. in International Studies Required Curriculum
27 hours
  M.A. in Leadership Required Curriculum
60 hours
  TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)

 

 

 


Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degrees

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arrow B.A. 4-8 English Language Arts and Reading Certification/M.Ed. Reading and English as a Second Language
arrow B.A. Biblical Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Children's Ministry
arrow B.A. Biblical Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Christian Counseling
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arrow B.A. Biblical Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Student Ministry
arrow B.A. Biblical Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Theological Studies
arrow B.A. Biblical Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Worship Studies
arrow B.A./B.S. Core Subjects Early Childhood - Grade 6/M.A. Children's Ministry
arrow B.A./B.S. Core Subjects Early Childhood - Grade 6/M.A. Teaching
arrow B.A./B.S. Core Subjects Early Childhood - Grade 6/M.Ed. Special Education
arrow B.A. English/M.Ed. Higher Education (Instructional Track: English)
arrow B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Children's Ministry
arrow B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Christian Counseling
arrow B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Christian Ministry
arrow B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Discipleship
arrow B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Family Ministry
arrow B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Global Leadership
arrow B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Student Ministry
arrow B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Theological Studies
arrow B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Worship Studies
arrow B.A./B.S. Communication (Broadcast/Digital Media)/M.A. Communication
arrow B.A./B.S. Communication (Communication Theory)/M.A. Communication
arrow B.A./B.S. Communication (Graphic Design)/M.A. Communication
arrow B.A./B.S. Communication (Public Relations)/M.A. Communication
arrow B.A./B.S. Criminal Justice/M.A. Leadership
arrow B.A./B.S. History/M.A. International Studies (East Asian Studies)
arrow B.A./B.S. History/M.A. International Studies (European Studies)
arrow B.A./B.S. History/M.A. Leadership
arrow B.A./B.S. History/M.Ed. Higher Education (Instructional Track: History)
arrow B.A./B.S. Intercultural Studies (Missions)/M.A. Children's Ministry
arrow B.A./B.S. Intercultural Studies (Missions)/M.A. Christian Counseling
arrow B.A./B.S. Intercultural Studies (Missions)/M.A. Christian Ministry
arrow B.A./B.S. Intercultural Studies (Missions)/M.A. Discipleship
arrow B.A./B.S. Intercultural Studies (Missions)/M.A. Family Ministry
arrow B.A./B.S. Intercultural Studies (Missions)/M.A. Global Leadership
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arrow B.A./B.S. Kinesiology/M.Ed. Kinesiology
arrow B.A./B.S. Kinesiology (EC-12)/M.Ed. Kinesiology
arrow B.A./B.S. Kinesiology (Exercise Science)/M.Ed. Kinesiology
arrow B.A./B.S. Kinesiology/M.Ed. Kinesiology (EC-12)
arrow B.A./B.S. Kinesiology/M.S. Kinesiology
arrow B.A./B.S. Kinesiology (Exercise Science)/M.S. Kinesiology
arrow B.A./B.S. Music Business/MBA
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arrow B.A./B.S. Political Science/M.A. Leadership
arrow B.A./B.S. Political Science/M.Ed. Higher Education (Instructional Track: Political Science)
arrow B.A./B.S. Psychology/M.A. Professional Counseling
arrow B.A.S. Christian Ministries/M.A. Children's Ministry
arrow B.A.S. Christian Ministries/M.A. Christian Counseling
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arrow B.B.S. Business Administration/M.B.A.
arrow B.B.S. Management/M.A. Management
arrow B.B.S. Management/M.B.A. Management
 
 
 

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arrow M.A. Children's Ministry / M.A. Christian Ministry
arrow M.A. Children's Ministry / M.A. Discipleship
arrow M.A. Children's Ministry / M.A. Global Leadership
arrow M.A. Children's Ministry / M.A. Management
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arrow M.A. Children's Ministry / M.A. Theological Studies
arrow M.A. Children's Ministry / M.B.A.
arrow M.A. Children's Ministry / Master of Liberal Arts
arrow M.A. Christian Counseling / M.A. Christian Ministry
arrow M.A. Christian Counseling / M.A. in Discipleship
arrow M.A. Christian Counseling / M.A. Family Ministry
arrow M.A. Christian Counseling / M.A. Global Leadership
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arrow M.A. Christian Counseling / M.A. Theological Studies
arrow M.A. in Christian Counseling / M.A. in Worship Studies
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arrow M.A. Christian Ministry / M.A. Leadership
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arrow M.A. Christian Ministry / M.A. Theological Studies
arrow M.A. Christian Ministry / M.A. Worship Studies
arrow M.A. Christian Ministry / M.B.A.
arrow M.A. Communication / M.A. Management
arrow M.A. Communication / M.A. Theological Studies
arrow M.A. Communication / M.A. Worship Studies
arrow M.A. Communication / Master of Business Administration
arrow M.A. Communication / M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction
arrow M.A. Communication / M.Ed. Higher Education
arrow M.A. Discipleship / M.A. Global Leadership
arrow M.A. Discipleship / M.A. Leadership
arrow M.A. in Discipleship / M.A. in Student Ministry
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arrow M.A. Discipleship / M.A. Theological Studies
arrow M.A. Discipleship / M.A. Worship Studies
arrow M.A. Discipleship / M.B.A.
arrow M.A. Family Ministry / M.A. Global Leadership
arrow M.A. Family Ministry / M.A. Professional Counseling
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Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degrees

B.A. Early Childhood - Grade 6 Generalist/M.Ed. Reading and English as a Second Language
B.A. 4-8 English Language Arts Certification/M.Ed. Reading and English as a Second Language
B.A./B.S. Early Childhood - Grade 6 Generalist Certification/M.A. Teaching
B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Christian Education
B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Christian Education: Childhood Ministry
B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Christian Education: Student Ministry
B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Global Leadership
B.A./B.S. Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. Worship Leadership
B.A./B.S. Kinesiology/M.Ed. in Kinesiology
 

- Exercise Science

- Sports Management

- Teacher Certification

BBA Accounting /MBA Accounting
BBA Management/MBA Management
BBS Business Administration/MBA
BBS Management/MBA Management

 

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