Program Overview

Curriculum / Courses

  • + GEN 501 -Graduate Writing and Research
  • Credit Hours: 3
    This course is designed to give students the skills they need to complete successful written projects and research in graduate-level courses within the context of a biblical worldview. Students who pass this course will demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking, expressed through solid research and clear writing, which serves as the foundation for further studies in the University's graduate programs.
  • + LEA 540 -Organizational Behavior
  • Credit Hours: 3
    The study of the behavior of individuals and teams within for-profit and nonprofit organizations based on current management theory. Emphasis is given to understanding, predicting, motivating and changing work-related behaviors in organizations. Key topics include managerial and leadership career paths, decision making, organizational change, leading and mentoring teams, conflict and negotiation, and cultural intelligence.  (Cross-listed as LE or LEA 440 for undergraduate students in the 4+1 program.)
  • + BUS 515 -Financial Stewardship
  • Credit Hours: 3
    This course introduces the principles of financial management. Students will review basic concepts of financial management, financial analysis and control, capital investment decisions, cost of capital, sources of long-term funds and cash management principles, accounting, review of basic organizational financial statements, ratio analysis, debt and equity securities, security valuation, and Time Value of Money. It is a study of the fundamentals of corporate finance as they relate to non-financial managers.
  • + HUM 505 -Organizational Ethics
  • Credit Hours: 3
    An analysis of the foundation of ethical behavior in business, including an introduction to social graces and the importance of professional image. Emphasis is placed on a comparison between Judeo-Christian and secular ethical paradigms, as well as the social responsibility of organizations to contribute to the common good. (Cross-listed as HU or HUM 405 for undergraduate students in the 4+1 program.)
  • + LEA 545 -Leading with Cultural Intelligence
  • Credit Hours: 3
    Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is the capability to function effectively in a variety of cultural contexts. Students will examine literature and perspectives from the fields of anthropology, sociology, and organizational leadership as well as study cultural engagement in light of the biblical narrative. (Cross-listed as LEA 445 for undergraduate students in the 4+1 program.)
  • + EDL 565 -Learning Theory and Teaching Strategies
  • Credit Hours: 3
    This course will examine scholarly research on learning theories including cognitive, behaviorism, constructivism, humanism, and connectivism. Topics will include pedagogy and andragogy, multiple intelligences, differentiated instruction, learner-centeredness and teacher-centeredness. A variety of teaching methodologies will be explored.
  • + EDL 570 -Leadership in Educational Technology
  • Credit Hours: 3
    This course will examine the roles of leadership in community, leadership in administration and leadership in institutions from a Christian worldview. This course will provide educators with both the theoretical and the practical considerations for evaluating, planning and implementing technology. This course will form a foundation from which educators will provide leadership and become agents for realizing the powerful potential of technology in their institutions.
  • + EDL 575 -Curriculum Development and Assessment
  • Credit Hours: 3
    This course will explore curriculum development approaches for online, face-to-face, and hybrid learning modalities. Topics will include writing measurable learning outcomes, developing formative and summative assessments, data-based decision making, closing the loop, and reporting assessment data in meaningful and useful formats.
  • + EDL 580 -Contemporary Issues and Innovation in Higher Education
  • Credit Hours: 3
    This course will examine current trends in higher education. Topics will include accreditation, policy, financial aid, decreasing enrollment, limited resources, diversity and equity, accessibility, and social and political changes impacting higher education. Students will apply innovative strategies to address contemporary higher education issues faced by students, faculty, staff, and administration.
  • + EDL 585 -Student Support Services and Retention Strategies
  • Credit Hours: 3
    This course will examine strategies to optimize student outcomes to meet students’ academic, social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs. Topics include motivation, academic support, student retention, campus life, academic advising, and career counseling.
  • + CAP 595 -Graduate Studies Capstone
  • Credit Hours: 3
    This course is a culmination of the graduate program including a closer examination of many of the distinctives of Grace Christian University. Students will reflect on the University’s core values and learning outcomes, especially as they applied to their graduate studies. Students will also look forward to completing a variety of learning activities appropriate to their degree. Prerequisite: The successful completion of all courses in the degree program.
  • TOTAL CREDITS: 33

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100% Online Logo
No Application Fee Logo
14 to 1 Student to Instructor Ratio
Accelerated Program
Low Tuition Rates

COMMON CAREERS

  • Academic Advisor
  • Assistant Registrar
  • Athletic Director
  • Dean of Admissions
  • Director of Academic Advising
  • Director of Career Services
  • Director of Student Financial Aid
  • Provost
  • Vice President of Enrollment Management
  • Student Activities Officer
  • Student Admissions Counselor
  • Student Career Counselor
  • Student Conduct Coordinator
  • Student Financial Aid Counselor
  • Student Housing/Residence Life Officer

Admission Requirements:

  • Admissions Application: Free to Apply
  • Official Transcripts: Submit from all prior colleges where the student received an undergraduate degree and if they wish to transfer college credits.

LENGTH

20 months to complete

Each individual student’s length of program may vary depending on transfer credits accepted. An official education plan will be completed upon receiving official transcripts from prior colleges.

 

CREDITS

  • 33 credit hours

THE MORE YOU KNOW

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OUR MISSION

Graduating Godly Individuals Prepared to Serve Christ in Church and Society.

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OUR CORE VALUES

Bible Centered

Grace Theology

Ministry Focused

Transformational Relationships

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OUR VISION

To be a vibrant University exalting Jesus Christ, preparing culturally intelligent students for diverse careers in the global marketplace.

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STATEMENT OF FAITH

 A statement of the doctrinal position to which the Board, Administration, and Faculty of Grace Christian University are committed.

Thanks, Grace Christian University! My years there resulted in great friends, spiritual formation, good times and a foundation for further graduate work and exciting ministries.

Dale Amundsen, Alumni

My years there Resulted in Great Friends, Spiritual Formation