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M.A. in Global Leadership - Outdoor Ministry Track Curriculum

Curriculum

This is an example. Please note that the most current and official curriculum information is found in our Course Catalog.

* Learn more about the M.A. in Outdoor and Adventure Leadership, our master's degree for emerging experiential leaders.

* Learn more about the general M.A. in Global Leadership.

M.A. Global Leadership – Outdoor Ministry Requirements (36 Credit Hours Total) 

Students complete 36 required credit hours as listed below to graduate with an M.A. in Global Leadership - Outdoor Ministry Track. 

Mission Ministry and Leadership Requirements (6 Credits) 

  • MML 512 Leadership and Spiritual Formation (4) 
  • MML 503 Cultural Engagement (2) 

Global Leadership Requirements (4 Credits) 

  • LEAD 652 Strategic Management (2) 
  • LEAD 662 Leading Multicultural Teams (2) 

Outdoor Ministry Requirements (14 Credits) 

  • OAL 549 Program Philosophy and Planning (4) 
  • OAL 662 Theology and Practice of Outdoor Ministry (4) 
  • OAL 663 Organizational Leadership and Staff Development (4) 
  • OAL 682 Integrative Seminar (2)  

Biblical or Theological Studies course (4 Credits)

  • Select from BITH 565/566/576

Electives (8 Credits) 

Students can select courses (with the approval of your Academic Advisor) from different programs in the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership that best suit their vocational needs. Examples:

Elective choices from M.A. in Global Leadership include (pending availability):

  • LEAD 557 Global Leadership (4)
  • LEAD 631 Leading Nonprofit organizations (4)
  • LEAD 692 Financial and Legal Foundations of Organizations (2)
  • LEAD 694 Character and Leadership (2)
  • MML 513 Theological and Systematic Foundations of the Missio Dei (4)

Elective choices from M.A. in Outdoor and Adventure Leadership include (pending availability):

  • OAL 555:  Women in Outdoor Ministry (2)
  • OAL 556: Gap Programming and Leadership (2)
  • OAL 664 Wilderness Programming and Leadership (4)
  • OAL 665 Wilderness Program Management (4)
  • OAL 694 Advanced Leadership Seminar (2-4)
  • OAL 694 Camp Ministry in Global Contexts (2)
  • OAL 694 Temporary Communities and the Church (2)
  • OAL 695 Independent Studies (2-4)