Master of Arts, Christian Studies & Master of Science, Global Development (Dual Degree)

The  Master  of Arts in Christian Studies/ Master of Science in Global  Development is awarded jointly by the School of Ministry and the School of Arts and Sciences. The goal of the MACS/MSGD Dual Degree is to educate students to think like an economist, policy expert, entrepreneur, philosopher and theologian in order that they might create sustainable  development  that lifts us all and causes real-world change.


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The Master of Arts, Christian Studies and Master of Science, Global Development Dual Degree is designed to help students develop the economic, theological, and philosophical knowledge to lead and administrate a church or parachurch organization.

  • A 72 credit-hour dual degree that equips students to craft development policy while giving them the biblical and theological foundation to serve in church or parachurch contexts
  • An innovative seminary education that integrates its curriculum (e.g. 1 Corinthians and Pastoral Leadership) and thus combines knowledge, skills and character for effective ministerial training
  • Coursework that provides a multi-disciplinary approach to development with focus on markets, government policy and human flourishing.
  • A dynamic learning environment that combines classroom studies with an International fieldwork placement.

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