Degrees & Programs


GIAL offers specialized programs at the upper undergraduate (junior & senior) level and the graduate level.  Although we are best known for our MA programs, GIAL is proud to offer a BA degree through our College of International Studies.  Full details about each program can be viewed online by clicking the title of the program or by referencing our current catalog.  Program objectives and student achievement statistics can be viewed in our Student Success report.

Undergraduate


BA with Major in International Service

GIAL offers junior and senior level undergraduate courses for a BA with a major in International Service (Students complete 54 undergraduate semester hours prior to attending GIAL).  Students major in International Service and choose at least one minor. Minors: Cross-cultural Service, Linguistics, World Arts

Certificate in Applied Linguistics

The Certificate in Applied Linguistics gives students a strong foundation in language learning and linguistic analysis.  Many graduate students begin their studies at GIAL with the certificate program before starting the MA degree.

Cooperative programs with Colleges & Universities

Several schools partner with GIAL to offer specialized programs to their students, such as a minor in linguistics.  While programs vary from school to school, most require at least one semester of courses at GIAL. Partner Colleges & Universities: Bryan College, Calvary Bible College, Dallas Baptist University, Johnson University, Mid-Atlantic Christian  University, St. Louis Christian College

Graduate


MA with Major in Abrahamic Studies

The MA with a major in Abrahamic Studies prepares students to serve cross-culturally in and with the Abrahamic communities of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Concentrations: Islamic Worldviews, Abrahamic Worldview (student crafted)

MA with Major in Applied Linguistics

The MA with a major in Applied Linguistics is one of the leading programs for minority language Bible translation. Our graduates are prepared to tackle many of the linguistic challenges that face translators and language workers around the world. Concentrations: Bible TranslationCross-Cultural ServiceDescriptive Linguistics

MA with Major in Language & Culture Studies

The MA with a major in Language & Culture Studies provides students with the skills needed to fill specialist cross-cultural roles (according to their concentration).  Graduates are prepared to facilitate and implement programs for mother-tongue literacy, multilingual education, sociolinguistic research, Scripture engagement, and other community development activities.
Concentrations: Islamic WorldviewsLanguage Survey, Literacy, Scripture Engagement, Sociolinguistics

MA with Major in World Arts

The MA with a major in World Arts prepares students to work cross-culturally alongside singers, musicians, actors, dancers, storytellers, and visual artists, researching the arts of their community. Concentrations: Applied Arts, Arts & Islam, Arts & Scripture Engagement

Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies

This 15 credit certificate program prepares students to comprehend 21st century Islamic thought and practices by providing a basic understanding of Islamic cultures, history, and religion.

Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Teamwork

This 12 credit certificate program provides training to help students tackle the cultural barriers that hinder teamwork in a multicultural setting.

Seminary Dual Degree & Cooperative Programs

Several Seminaries offer special programs in partnership with GIAL.  Programs vary by institution but most include at least one year of coursework at GIAL. Partner Seminaries: Calvary Theological Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, Redeemer Seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary