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    Southern Adventist University
  Feb 18, 2018
Graduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Community Development

Director: Sharon Pittman

Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Science in Global Community Development (MGCD) Program lies within the mission of Southern Adventist University. The unique mission of this program is to provide experiential, project-based learning opportunities for graduate students to competently facilitate transformational, results-oriented abundant life and sustainable capacity building for at-risk global communities.

Program Objectives

In order to carry out this mission, the GCD Program seeks to accomplish the following goals/objectives:

  1. To give each student advanced knowledge and skills for conducting sustainable, Christ-centered, holistic mission service globally.
  2. To provide both career and executive students with an advanced level evidence-based hybrid academic program delivered with flexibility in a global mission and multi-cultural context.
  3. To prepare graduate servant leaders with a commitment for designing and facilitating sustainable enterprise-oriented and community-owned development/relief projects to serve marginalized people.
  4. To ground online and project-based learning in a results- and impacted-oriented scholarly research environment.

Degree Overview


Graduate Major