M.A. in International Studies
The Master of Arts in International Studies is a 36-hour, non-thesis program designed to equip leaders for service in a broad array of multicultural contexts, including for-profit business, non-profit/non-governmental organizations, diplomacy, and government. The degree provides a broad-based view of how the interplay between diverse cultures affects commerce, diplomatic relations, society, government, religion, foreign affairs, the arts, and other facets of society in today’s global environment. Graduates of the program will be equipped to lead with distinction and diplomacy in an ever-globalizing world, as well as serve their communities in culturally-sensitive ways.
More than an Education
Students will learn from professors with experience in their field who will engage them in classroom lectures as well as off-campus experiential learning opportunities. Students will also have the opportunity to travel, intern internationally, network with other professionals, and be mentored by subject matter experts in their field. The M.A. in International Studies provides a broad-based view of how the interplay between diverse cultures affects commerce, diplomatic relations, society, government, religion, foreign affairs, the arts, and other facets of society in today’s global environment.
Marked by Service
Cross-cultural sensitivities and international diplomacy are necessary qualities for leaders in today’s global environment. Our values-driven, biblical approach to global engagement weds cultural awareness seminars with international field experience to equip successful leaders in an ever-globalizing world. Pursue the call to become a scholar statesmen and prepare yourself for a career of international service.
"Our goal is to equip servant leaders to model Christ-like leadership in international and cross-cultural contexts."
- Lee Bratcher, Program Director
Our classes are led by scholar-practitioners who have years of professional experience in the field.
Dr. Brent Thomason
- Ph.D. in Theology from Durham University, England, UK
- Traveled to more than 20 countries
- Contributing author to 3 books
Our program provides several options to customize your master's degree with dual degrees and advanced certificates.
- East Asian Studies
- European Studies
- General International Studies
- Global Business
- International Immersion
- International Ministry
- International Relations
Admission Requirements for the M.A. in International Studies
- Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Strong moral character communsurate with the University's mission of producing servant leaders
- Demonstrate, through their academic record, a likelihood of success in the Master of Arts in International Studies program.
The admission requirements listed above are specific to this degree program and are supplemental to the Graduate School’s requirements for Full Admission. Admission to one graduate program does not guarantee admission to another. Applicants who show potential for graduate study, but do not meet the criteria for Full Admission, may be admitted for up to 12 hours under provisional status. Students admitted under Provisional Admission will be granted Full Admission upon successful completion of 12 credit hours and fulfillment of the conditions of their admission as determined by the Master’s Degrees Admission Committee.