In the summer of 2021, Gordon-Conwell formally transitioned to new degree programs. Learn More. The program below remains active for students who entered before that time who have not yet graduated. No new students are being accepted into this specific program.

New Degrees



Master of Arts — Global Leadership

The Master of Arts in Global Leadership (MAGL) is being updated to make it more affordable and accessible for you.

36 credits (12 courses)*
Available 100% online or at any of our campuses*

*Pending final accreditation

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Global Leadership (MAGL) provides a foundational theological degree for students interested in 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.

Potential Careers

  • Parachurch Ministry
  • Missions
  • NGO
  • Bivocational Ministry
  • International Church Setting

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.

Program Goals

  • Students will be scripturally grounded and fluent. They will be able to faithfully comprehend, interpret, and apply the Bible within their own lives and the various contexts in which they serve.
  • Students will have a high and realistic vision of Christian mission. They will be able to pursue their specific vocation with academic and theological excellence suited to the specific calls they pursue.
  • Students will be prepared for various leadership roles in a missiological setting. They will be able to exegete their personal sense of calling and identity to develop academically and theologically informed modes of practices within their specific ministries.
  • Students will be knowledgeable about Christian formation. They will develop and practice personal models for ongoing spiritual formation and development and will be equipped to promote Christian formation in community.
  • Students will be globally aware and committed to the Gospel. Students will be able to comprehend the Christian faith and its multiple expressions through time and culture as an ongoing commitment to the Mission of God in Christ.

You Can Afford Seminary

Scholarships & Financial Aid Are Available

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