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Master of Arts in World Missions & Evangelism (MAME)

Become a global Christian and live out the Great Commission by cultivating disciples throughout the world. In the Master of Arts in World Missions and Evangelism, you’ll receive specialized training as you prepare for and engage in Kingdom work. With a solid biblical and theological foundation, and instruction in cultural sensitivity and regional awareness, you’ll be ready for various pathways in missions and/or cross-cultural work of any kind.


  • General
  • Church Planting
  • Cross-Cultural Counseling
  • Cross-Cultural Teaching
  • Islamic Studies

Typical Student

Students in the M.A. in World Missions and Evangelism come with varied levels of cross-cultural experience, from short-term missions trips to years in the field. Many are interested in overseas missions, while others desire to work amongst cross-cultural populations in the U.S. Five concentrations allow you to focus on the area where you feel called. For areas not on the list, our general concentration is flexible enough that you can elect courses specific to your interest. The general track is also a great option if you’re still exploring your calling within the cross-cultural context.

Potential Careers

  • Overseas missions
  • Cross-cultural teaching
  • Cross-cultural counseling
  • International social work
  • Church planting

M.A. in World Missions and Evangelism graduates are living and ministering in diverse locations across the globe, including Kenya, Thailand, the Middle East, Japan, Ukraine, Paraguay, Haiti and many more.

Program Distinctives

  • Missions is at the core of Gordon-Conwell’s existence, tracing back over 100 years to our roots in the Boston Missionary Training Institute and the Temple Program in Philadelphia
  • Overseas Missions Practicum mobilizes, trains and sends out teams of students into cross-cultural areas around the world
  • Pioneers Partnership provides a flexible course plan and half tuition scholarships to Pioneers missionaries
  • J Christy Wilson, Jr. Center for World Missions fosters a global visions among the Gordon-Conwell community, equips leaders in the global Church, and serves as a bridge between seminary and the world
  • The Center for the Study of Global Christianity researches and analyzes the status of Christianity and world religions in every people, language, country and city
  • Historic Lausanne Consultation hosted on Gordon-Conwell’s campus

Program Details

Degree Requirements:

Completion time: 2 years

Sample Courses

Spotlight Alum

I actually had first entered Gordon-Conwell with the plan to just get a certificate, but I loved it so much that I ended up staying for the whole missions and evangelism degree program! During my time there, I was able to go on several short-term mission trips, received great guidance from the professors and was able to discern through all that that the Lord wanted me to serve him in Latin America and among children.”

Nicole George de Pineda, MAME ‘03
Missionary, Open Arms Foundation | Medellin, Colombia