• M.A. in International Studies

    Study. Travel. Lead.

    Cross-cultural sensitivities and international diplomacy are necessary qualities for leaders in today’s global environment. Our values-driven, biblical approach to global engagement weds cultural awareness seminars with international field experience to equip successful leaders in an ever-globalizing world.


Master of Arts in International Studies Program Overview


The Master of Arts in International Studies is a 36-hour, non-thesis program designed to equip leaders for service in a broad array of multicultural contexts, including for-profit business, non-profit/non-governmental organizations, diplomacy, and government. It will provide a broad-based view of how the interplay between diverse cultures affects commerce, diplomatic relations, society, government, religion, foreign affairs, the arts, and other facets of society in today’s global environment. Students will be equipped to lead with distinction and diplomacy in an ever-globalizing world, as well as serve their communities in culturally sensitive ways.

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Firsthand Global Experiences

A vital component of the Master of Arts in International Studies degree is the personal experiences students make through oversees travel. Through our travel study and international internship programs, students acquire the soft skills necessary to engage current issues in today’s global environment.

Travel Study

Travel Study

Travel abroad for a 10-day international study experience examining contemporary issues of globalization.


Pair your Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) with the following Dual Degrees:

International Internship

International Internship

From one business week to one year, live abroad shadowing an international leader and interning as a cross-cultural employee.

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Brent A.Thomason, Ph.D.
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  • In-Person Courses Offered During Evenings and Weekends for Working Professionals
  • Online Courses Offer Maximum Flexibility


Brent Thomason

“Our goal is to equip servant leaders to model Christ-like leadership in international and cross-cultural contexts.”

— Dr. Brent A.Thomason, MAIS Program Director