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. MAGL can serve as a prerequisite for the Doctor of Missiology
degree. The 18 course curriculum
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
The MAGL comes
alongside in-service Christian leaders from around the globe with
transformational graduate level education. Students, who learn together (online
and face-to-face) as a cohort, or community of learning, and under the tutelage
of seasoned faculty and support staff; learn from, sharpen, and strengthen one
another. 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.
Flexible plans of study allow you to complete the MAGL
according to your needs. You can:
online and face-to-face courses
in your context by studying primarily online
- Earn 36 units through the cohort sequence of 9 leadership
courses taken one course per quarter
- Two, two-week sessions at a Fuller campus (first session in
Colorado Springs, second in Pasadena) when you take 2 courses during
each session (total of 16 units)
- 20 online units
- Earn 36 units through 9 electives which can be online or
on any Fuller campus
- From any Fuller school or transferred from accredited graduate
- In any subject suitable to your learning plan
- Can be completed at the same time as the cohort sequence
following this plan can complete the MAGL in just over two years.
this degree requires people to remain in ministry while they study, we
suggest only one course per quarter. At that rate of study, students
can complete the program in 4.5 years.
a Sample Schedule
Candidates for the MAGL
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 complete MA in Global Leadership degree can be earned online except for one
two-week visit in Colorado Springs and one in Pasadena. Elective courses can be taken online or at
any Fuller Campus.Online Options
Students take 14 of the 18 courses online.
This degree equips students to strengthen their leadership in the church,
parachurch, mission or in the marketplace.
The MAGL may
serve students as a prerequisite to the Doctor of Missiology program.
Paths to CompletionDuration of Study
There are flexible options for completing this degree: The 9 course cohort
sequence must be taken one course per quarter with the same cohort. It 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
The MA in Global Leadership degree can be completed in just over two years of part-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