2020-2021 University Catalog

Global Development and Justice, M.A.

Requirements for Master of Arts in Global Development and Justice

Required: 39 semester hours; minimum 2.5 GPA.

GLS 501Foundations in International Development Practice

3

GLS 505Introduction to Advocacy & Justice Studies

3

GLS 615Conflict, Refugees & Complex Disasters

3

 

GLS 617Peacebuilding & Transformative Justice

3

OR

GLS 650Global Immersion Studies

3

 

GLS 618Holistic Mission with Children at Risk

3

GLS 621Nonprofit Leadership & Administration

3

GLS 624Applied Field Research Methodology

3

GLS 632Community Development in Practice

3

GLS 630Global Development & Justice Internship I

2

GLS 640Global Development & Justice Internship II

2

 

GLS 660Topics in Global Development & Justice

3

OR

GLS 650Global Immersion Studies

3

 

GLS 711Public Policy, Human Rights, Law & Ethics

3

GLS 714Approaches to Economic Development

3

SF 511Principles of Spiritual Formation I

2

Both the residential program and online program require internships or a thesis research project.  Internships are to be completed either over the summer or during second year of the program. In some cases a student may choose to complete a thesis project.  This is usually completed their second year in the program.  A thesis usually takes two semesters and includes working with a thesis adviser.  For more on these options please consult with the director of the MAGDJ program. 

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Peace and Reconciliation Emphasis:

Contexts where development and justice initiatives are needed have often been impacted by violence and imbalances of power. Addressing issues of reconciliation at the community level can help to create stability, impact larger systems, and prevent mass violence and large scale disaster and displacement. Peacebuilding and reconciliation initiatives are imperative for communities to heal and begin the process of rebuilding. Peacebuilding and Reconciliation is a natural fit and integral component of our Global Development and Justice program. The concept and skills acquired in this emphasis are applicable in numerous contexts. This emphasis can be chosen by students in either the residential or online program.

To complete the Peace and Reconciliation Emphasis students are required to enroll in GLS 617 Peacebuilding and Transformative Justice, GLS 660 Topics in Global Development & Justice, GLS 730 Peacebuilding/Transformative Justice Field Research Project and GLS 740 Peacebuilding Internship.  If desired, the Peace and Reconciliation Emphasis may also be accomplished by choosing a thesis project instead of GLS 730 and GLS 740.  This usually takes two semesters to complete.  For more on these options please consult with the director of the MAGDJ program.

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