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MAGL

Master of Arts — Global Leadership

Program Overview

The MAGL will provide a foundational theological degree for students interested in a degree covering a missiological foundation for leadership in a global context. Designed to prepare women and men for a wide variety of mission and non-profit settings, upon completion students will be able to faithfully comprehend, interpret and apply the bible within their own lives and will be prepared to serve in various leadership roles in those settings.


  • Completion Time: 2 years*
  • Credit hours: 48
  • Online limit: Up to 66%

*Full-time study; the program is structured to allow for completion in 3 years of part-time study


Program Distinctives

  • Professional degree
  • Hosted on the Hamilton campus (residential or hybrid – online with lower residency requirements)
  • 48 total credits (16 three credit courses)
    • 7 core courses
    • 8 concentration courses
    • 1 personal
    • 1 practicum (non-credit)
  • Up to 66% (10 courses) can be completed online
  • Because Gordon-Conwell strongly values the spiritual formation that takes place as a result of the interaction between professors and other students, the remaining 6 courses can be completed through three (3) summer intensive residencies.
  • Full-time, residential students are eligible for Hamilton-based scholarships
  • Lausanne Track students should contact Lausanne YLGen leadership for information regarding scholarship opportunities and application instructions.

Typical Student

  • Part-time students who desire to focus on the global dimension of Christianity and the particular aspects of providing theological leadership for global Christian movements
  • Leaders of parachurch ministries
  • Leaders of NGOs that would benefit from theological training
  • Short term missionaries
  • Individuals preparing for a second career in a not-for-profit capacity internationally

Potential Careers

  • Parachurch ministry
  • Missions
  • NGO
  • Bivocational ministry
  • International church setting
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