M.A. in Global Leadership

Graduate School of Ministry

Making Disciples Everywhere

Students will be more than prepared for effective intercultural work founded on strong Christian principles. Graduates of the Global Leadership online degree program will be ready to make a global impact. Cross-cultural learning and dynamic collaborations equip students with faith-based leadership skills critical to professional success.         


Why study Global Leadership at Crown?


Our program is primarily online, perfect for busy working adults. Most courses last eight weeks, creating an optimized and efficient learning environment. Students are assigned an academic advisor who walks alongside them to help every student succeed.

Experienced Faculty

Our program is led by individuals with excellent scholarship and experience in the ministry field at the global scale. Built within each course are discussion posts designed to bolster the online community and expand every student’s network.


Graduates of Crown’s Masters in Global Studies program can be confident they are receiving a degree at an affordable price compared to other programs. For more information, visit our financial aid page.

What led me to this program was my desire to expand my ministry to lead cross-culturally. Years ago, God showed me how quickly our world is becoming globally connected, bringing many opportunities for the church to engage with and minister to people from all nations. I was so drawn to this opportunity that I wanted to enhance my skills and leadership in our multicultural world.

As a vocational pastor, raising a family, there was no way I would be able to relocate and complete this degree on campus. The online platform provided the opportunity to learn the specific skills I desired while maintaining my current ministry and lifestyle. The personal connections with our professors as well as other students are real. I have made many friends with both faculty and students in my online studies.

John Pavlica


International Worker
Logistics Manager
Global Project Manager

Advanced Degrees

Ph.D. in Global Leadership
Doctor of Business Administration
Ph.D. in Leadership Studies

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Bill Kuhn

Dean, School of Theology + Ministry

Dr. Bob Brannon

Content Expert, Core Faculty Member

ATS Accreditation

Crown College’s Graduate School of Ministry programs have received accreditation from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).  This prestigious additional accreditation provides students and prospective students with the assurance of Crown’s academically excellent and robust theological education. 

The Graduate School of Ministry programs are designed to meet the needs of students regardless of their life context, with courses held primarily online and optimized for an effective online learning environment. ATS accreditation provides Crown’s graduate theological programs a structure for continuous improvement and expands opportunities for students to launch into ministry and further education. 



Preview of Courses

INT 5013 - Leadership and Culture

This course is designed to equip the leader to understand, assess, and lead in a wide variety of cultural contexts including a wide variety of rural, suburban, and urban worlds, as well as complex cross-generational and ethnic settings.

INT 5218 - Social & Cultural Foundations for Ministry

This course will prepare students to analyze the social and cultural factors influencing people’s behavior and development in an era of globalization. Students will be equipped to analyze global contexts for the purpose of connecting with local people and meeting their needs.

INT 5527 - Contextualization Theory & Practice

This course will enable students to apply the theory and practice of host culture adaptation by introducing them to the prominent theories and researchers within the field, as well provide an overview of the areas of non-profit and business applications where contextualization is needed.


Online education uses digital technology and the internet to deliver educational content. Our courses are built to be 8-week courses. Students can access lectures, assignments, and resources through our online platform, Canvas. Communication with instructors and peers often occurs through discussion forums, video conferencing, and email.
Requirements may vary, but generally, students need a reliable computer and internet connection.
Online exams and assessments can take various forms, including multiple-choice quizzes, essays, and timed exams. Most classes utilize discussion posts each week, due every Thursday. All of these are available on our online program Canvas.
We generally accept credits from accredited institutions as long as the student maintained a C or higher in the course. To see a full list of what classes will transfer, you can visit Transferology or contact our registrar office at
Crown College offers a wide-range of scholarships to every student. 100% of students receive some type of financial aid. For more information about financial aid, click here.
At Crown College, every class is taught from a Biblical worldview. Our faculty are all followers of Christ and are comfortable incorporating Christian principles into their curriculum.

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