MA in Global Leadership – Social Work Concentration(MAGL – SW)


General Description and Program Goals

The MAGL Social Work Concentration Program (MAGL SW) is a 39-credit graduate program designed primarily for current and future social workers, welfare ministries, pastors, NGO leaders and other lay leaders. MAGL SW program is a flexible program that allows the integrative area of Biblical, Church Ministry, Leadership, Social Work Ministry.


The goals of the Master of Arts in Global Leadership Studies (Social Work Concentration program) are to:

  • To prepare students for welfare ministries.


Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Integrate Bible/theology and welfare mission
  • Develop welfare missionary perspective in their field of study
  • Demonstrate practical skill and leadership for welfare missionary ministry


Course Titles and Level

All courses at the Master level are numbered 500 – 699. Course descriptions are provided in this catalog.


Degree Requirements (39 Credits)

The coursework for the MAGL degree is divided into three major areas of study: biblical and missional studies (6 credits), spirituality/ leadership studies (6 credits), and social welfare studies (18 credits). In addition, students will have to complete field education (5 credits) and one elective credit. These requirements may be completed by proficient, full-time students in two years.


Biblical/Missional Studies: 6 credits

BT501  Introduction to Old Testament  OR

BT502  Introduction to New Testament (3 credits)

ST502  Systematic Theology I  OR

ST503  Systematic Theology II (3 credits)


Spirituality/Leadership Studies: 6 credits

IS514  Leadership Development  (3 credits)

PT542  Spiritual Formation and Discipline (3 credits)


Social Welfare Studies: 18 credits

IS537 Multicultural Ministry (3 credits)

SW510 Social Welfare Management and Leadership (3 credits)

SW522 Community and Welfare Mission for the Elderly (3 credits)

SW540 Welfare Missional Church (3 credits)

SW544 Welfare Mission Strategy and Practice (3 credits)

SW546 International Social Work and Mission (3 credits)


Field Education: 5 credits

PT685-688  Student Chapel I-IV (0.5 credit each)

SW547 Welfare Mission Field Practicum (3 credits)


Electives: 4 credits