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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
April 1

Term Length
10 Weeks

Master's Degree
Tuition
$38,688

Format
Online
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
Duration
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

Curriculum

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.

5

Core Courses

4

Concentration
Courses

3

Elective Courses

Core Courses

Learn the scope of activity, historical development, and future direction of the industry. These courses provide a foundation that you'll draw on throughout your concentration and elective courses. The capstone serves as the culminating academic experience in which you'll explore a problem of practice in your field of study.

GS 4010 Global Society: Structures and Stakeholders
GS 4020 Culture, Identity and Power
GS 4200 Globalization and Global Citizenship
GS 4905 Graduate Social Research Methods
GS 4901 Capstone Project 
OR  
GS 4902 Capstone Seminar
OR  
GS 4904 Interdisciplinary Capstone Seminar 
Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger
industry sector and master the skills needed to excel
in that area.

Global Issues (Choose 2 from this set of courses)

GS 4130 Gender and Social Justice: Sex and Power in Global Perspective
GS 4140 Contemporary Racial and Ethnic Relations
GS 4150 Global Trade: The Intersection of Main Street and the World
GS 4210 The Force of Faith: Religion in the Global Workplace
GS 4701 Topics in Global Community Engagement

Culture and Diversity (Choose 2 from this set of courses)

GS 4030 Working Internationally
GS 4040 Managing Across Cultures
GS 4050 Diversity and Organizational Structure
GS 4060 Communication and Cultural Memory
Elective Courses

Popular electives for students in the Global Community Engagement program include:

GS 4030 Working Internationally
GS 4040 Managing Across Cultures
GS 4050 Diversity and Organizational Structure
GS 4060 Communication and Cultural Memory
GS 4130 Gender and Social Justice: Sex and Power in Global Perspective
GS 4140 Contemporary Racial and Ethnic Relations
GS 4150 Global Trade: The Intersection of Main Street and the World
GS 4160 Politics and Social Media
GS 4210 The Force of Faith: Religion in the Global Workplace
GS 4303 Community Engaged Learning in Practice
GS 4701 Topics in Global Community Engagement
GS 4800 The Puerto Rican Paradox: Challenges and Opportunities in Uncertain Times

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the
Global Community Engagement program. You may
also select courses from other University College
graduate programs with approval from the academic
director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives
that align with your career and personal goals, and
your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from
the academic director.

 

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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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Interested in a graduate certificate?

Explore our six course graduate certificates in Global Community Engagement.

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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

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

Program Manager Salary: National Average

$66,717

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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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Accreditation

 


Higher Learning Commission

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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