MA in Global Leadership (MAGL)
Pastors, missionaries, and non-profit leaders in the MAGL learn together (online and face-to-face), sharpening and strengthening one another as a cohort, or community of learning, under the tutelage of seasoned faculty and support staff . The 18 course curriculum (72 unit program) includes a 9-course cohort sequence which covers character development, biblical theology of mission, contemporary culture, missional church, leadership training and organizational dynamics; and 9 electives which provide the opportunity to further enhance biblical, theological and cultural understandings.
It is our prayer that, as a result of completing this course of study, students will be better equipped to participate in the mission of God in the world as Christian leaders committed to lifelong learning and biblically-informed communities of practice. MAGL meets the prerequisite courses for the Doctor of Missiology degree.
72 Quarter Units:
The MA in Global Leadership degree-offered primarily online-is designed for those who are already in some form of pastoral, parachurch, nonprofit or mission ministry who desire to strengthen their leadership. Students in this program have a minimum of 4 years of leadership experience and a current ministry role in the church, parachurch, mission or the marketplace.
The MAGL meets the prerequisite courses for the Doctor of Missiology (DMiss)/Doctor of Intercultural Studies (DICS).
The complete MA in Global Leadership degree can be earned online except for one two-week visit in Colorado Springs (Seminar 1) and one in Pasadena (Seminar II). Elective courses can be taken online or at any Fuller Campus.
There are flexible options for completing this degree: The 9 course cohort sequence (36 units) must be taken one course per quarter with the same cohort. The cohort sequence includes 5 online courses and 4 seminar courses taken during two, two-week campus visits. The 9 electives can be taken online or at any Fuller campus and can be taken at the same time as the cohort sequence or subsequently.
The MA in Global Leadership degree can be completed in just over two years of full-time study. Many pursue the elective part of the program subsequent to the cohort sequence and thereby extend their study over a longer period of time.
Students take 5 of the 9 cohort sequence courses online. The remaining 9 electives may all be taken online.
Cohort Based Learning
Unique to the MAGL is journeying with fellow leaders as a cohort community, coming face-to-face two times during the program, sharpening, supporting and learning from one another.
Emphases in the MAGL
Students wishing to pursue an emphasis should confer with the MAGL Academic Services Administrator regarding the availability of courses required to fulfill a particular emphasis, as well as the various modes (online, on campus, etc) available for said courses.