2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 03, 2021  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Migration Studies, MA

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The Master of Arts in Global Migration Studies (M.A. in GMS ) provides students with an understanding of global migration and the cultural, economic, and spiritual impact of peoples on the move. The M.A. in GMS further equips students to minister to refugees, asylum seekers, international students and other immigrants. 


The M.A. in GMS equips students to:

  • Discuss the history and politics of global migration.
  • Describe Christian mission in a context of global migration.
  • Distinguish between various groups of diaspora peoples (refugees, asylum seekers, students, business people) and their unique needs.
  • Demonstrate skill in ministering to various groups of diaspora peoples.

Admission Requirements

Students must fulfill general admission requirements (see Admissions for detailed information). Students must also have a minimum 2.5 GPA in undergraduate study or scores above the 50th percentile on the GRE.

Time Limitation

The time limit for completion of all requirements is ten years, measured from the date a student begins coursework in the M.A. in GMS program.

Transfer Policy

Course credits earned at another institution may be counted toward the MA in GMS degree, but a minimum of one-third of the course credits required for the degree must be taken at Columbia International University. Transfer credit must be approved by the student’s advisor and dean.

Completion Requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 2.5.

The M.A. in GMS is available fully online. Please contact Admissions for further information.

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