Encouraged by initial funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work is educating Christian global leaders to be catalytic agents of change in countries around the world. These leaders are committed to implement holistic change in communities in countries where they intend to serve.
The MSW with a Global Mission Leadership Specialization
degree involves the standard two year MSW program and includes an advanced internship in the country where the student intends to serve.
Through the GML specialization, students will research systemic issues regarding a social injustice occurring in the nation to which they plan to relocate or return, research global best practices regarding community change, and create an evidence-informed plan of intervention. GML students will:
With this knowledge, students will form and implement a GML specialization plan through the remaining semesters of study. The specialization plan will be developed in collaboration with the faculty mentor who will assist each student in determining how the specialization will be integrated into MSW course work.