This intercultural and interdisciplinary program equips students for a deep commitment to understanding and engaging in global issues affecting our world today. The major provides quality academic programs and experiential opportunities that develop critical thinking by incorporating best practices and strategies in global ministry and international career contexts.
What can you do with a global studies degree?
View your options here.
This is a helpful emphasis for those going into international mission work, including evangelism, discipleship, church planting, refugee resettlement and migrant services. It is also an excellent concentration for those desiring to pursue graduate studies in Christian leadership, intercultural studies, missiology and theology.
This is a helpful emphasis for students wanting to work with children (street children, child soldiers, human/child trafficking, child labor, adoption, etc.), community development, international/global development, humanitarian relief and urban ministries. It is also helpful for students desiring to pursue graduate degrees in intercultural studies, childhood studies, social justice, international/global development, public affairs, humanitarian studies and non-profit management.
This is a helpful emphasis for those working in urban and multi-ethnic centers, multi-ethnic church work, market place, community outreach (public and private), education, public policy and law enforcement. It is also an excellent concentration for those desiring to pursue graduate studies in cultural studies, international affairs, intercultural studies, criminal justice and social justice.
This is a helpful emphasis for those going into Bible translation, literacy work, culture preservation, general translation, education and development contexts. It is also an excellent concentration for those desiring to pursue graduate studies in anthropology, linguistics, socio-linguistics or teaching English as a second language (TESOL).
International Regional Studies (through Study Abroad)
This is a helpful emphasis for those going into regional consulting work, research institutes, mission organizations, foundations, community development, government and policy development work. It is also an excellent concentration for those desiring to pursue graduate degrees in cultural studies, intercultural studies, international affairs, public policy and regional study.
Study abroad and real-world learning opportunities
Just as we are called to understand God’s Word, we also need to understand God’s world. That's why we encourage our students to consider MU's study abroad options. Numerous agencies and organizations annually provide opportunities for global studies majors to join short-term summer mission trips or complete cross-cultural practicums/internships on every continent.
Over the past five years, global studies students have worked in the following countries:
Papua New Guinea
Please consult with your advisor on the best program for your course of study.
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Costs and financial aid
Tuition for 2016-17 is $23,120/per year.
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Meet your professors
Dr. Martin Alphonse
Dr. Greg Burch
Director of MAGDJ Program, Chair of Global Studies Department
Dr. Karen Fancher
Global Studies, MAGDJ Professor, Interim Director of MAC Program
Prof. Rachel Humphrey
World Languages, Latin