Master's Concentration

Global Community Engagement

At a time of domestic discord and vexing global struggles, the ability to navigate globally-connected and culturally-diverse environments is crucial for professional success. In this program, you’ll critically explore issues of global concern and experience hands-on engagement with changing communities to make a positive impact. You’ll also learn to work effectively across cultures and refine your role as a responsible global citizen.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
September 11
Term Length
10 Weeks
Master's Degree
As few as 18 months
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Skills You'll Learn

Optimize organizational effectiveness by taking into account the impact of diversity and global perspectives

Engage effectively with communities impacted by timely global struggles

Leverage global and cultural practices of organizations and/or communities to effect change at home or abroad


Master of Arts in Global Community Engagement with a concentration in Global Community Engagement requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses).

All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.

Core Courses
Concentration Courses
Elective Courses

Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

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We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Global Community Engagement

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), nonprofits, and charities continue to grow worldwide. According to a recent Global NGO Online Technology Report, there are 10 million NGOs worldwide, and there are 1.4 million NGOs in the U.S. that employ 11.4 million Americans.

More than 70% of the world’s purchasing power is located outside of the United States, inspiring businesses to venture overseas, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Career openings continue to grow for professionals who possess sophisticated knowledge of timely global issues and trends and have the ability to work effectively across diverse organizational structures.

Job Titles

Cross-Cultural Trainer
Business Consultant
International Relations Specialist
NGO Director
Program Officer
Policy Analyst
Public Affairs Manager

Program Officer Salary: National Average


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Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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