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Two Year AmeriCorps + Masters Degree Partnership

TechMission Corps has developed a partnership with Bakke Graduate University to offer our AmeriCorps members a program that combines two years of service with receiving a Masters degree in Social and Civic Entrepreneurship or Global Urban Leadership. TechMission Corps members will receive discounted tuition, up to 9 credits for their service, may apply their AmeriCorps educational award toward the program and delayed payment of tuition until they receive their educational awards (see Tuition Estimate). Students may also apply for scholarships. To start the application process, apply for TechMission Corps and select the AmeriCorps + Masters option (you will later need to apply as a student with Bakke University).

The following are the program outlines for the two degree programs. While many courses are available online, some course may require travel to attend intensive sessions.

Master of Art in Global Urban Leadership (MAGUL) Program

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THEOLOGICAL CORE (18 credits)

  • USC 600             Foundations of Global Urban Leadership   (3 credits)
  • USC 606             Relief, Development & Advocacy         (3 credits)
  • THE 605             Old Testament: A Narrative Theology                (3 credits)
  • THE 606             New Testament: A Narrative Theology    (3 credits)
  • TOW 601            Theology of Work (or TOW 601A or 601B)    (3 credits)
  • HST601              Global Christian History     (3 credits)

LEADERSHIP CONCENTRATION (15 credits chosen from the following)

  • LDR 607              Servant Leadership*     (3 credits)
  • LDR 602              Organizational Transformation (Los Angeles)*     (3 credits)
  • LDR 608              Leadership for Effective Collaboration*                3 credits)
  • LDR 609              Current Issues in Global Urban Leadership      (3 credits)
  • MIS 601                Faith & Culture in a Pluralistic World (int’l)      (6 credits)
  • PRM 606              Urban Immersion (Los Angeles, Chicago, etc.)      3 or 6 credits)

or URBAN CONCENTRATION (15 credits)

  • PRM 608             Community Development (Fresno)*                  (3 credits)
  • USC 603             Advocacy/CCDA*     (3 credits)
  • USC 605             Nature of Cities (online)     (3 credits)
  • LDR 609             Current Issues in Global Urban Leadership      (3 credits)
  • MIS 601              Faith & Culture in a Pluralistic World (int’l)      (6 credits)
  • PRM 606            Urban Immersion (for AmeriCorps Service Year)       (3 or 6 credits)

 FINAL MASTER'S PROJECT (3 credits)

MFP 601            Final Master's project (for AmeriCorps Service Year) The final project integrates the student's spiritual journey, leadership experiences, and academic achievement into a working document for lifelong learning and practice.     (3 credits)


TOTAL:       36 credits
*Required courses within the concentration; elective courses may be taken from the other concentration.

 

 

Master of Arts in Social and Civic Entrepreneurship (MASCE) Program

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PREREQUISITE COURSES      (Up to 6 credits)

  • THE 605             Old Testament: A Narrative Theology      (3 credits)
  • THE 606             New Testament: A Narrative Theology       (3 credits)
  • THE 600             New Testament, Old Testament and Hermeneutics (online)       6 credits)

THEOLOGICAL & CONTEXTUAL CORE      (12 credits)

  • TOW 601             Theology of Work      (3 credits)
  • MSC 601             Cross-Cultural Engagement      (3 credits)
  • LDR 607             Servant Leadership, Character and Ethics       (3 credits)
  • MSC 603             Poverty, Diversity and Social Justice       (3 credits)

SOCIAL & CIVIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP CORE      (18 credits)

  • MSC 605             Social and Civic Entrepreneurship      (3 credits)
  • MSC 607             Toolkit I: Social Venture and Personal Calling       (3 credits)
  • MSC 608             Toolkit II: Marketing, Operations and Scalability      (3 credits)
  • MSC 609             Toolkit III: The Law, Accounting and Money       (3 credits)
  • MSC 610             Mission-Focused Entrepreneurship     3 credits)
  • CAP 691/INP 601   The Capstone or Integration Project (Project Proposal Required)     (3 credits)

ELECTIVE     6 credits)
(Students may pick from the following courses)

  • MSC 621             Exploring Urban Solutions      (3 credits)
  • PRM 618             The Nature of Cities (online)       (3 credits)
  • PRM 608             Community Development - Fresno       (3 credits)
  • PRM 606             Urban Field Experience (for AmeriCorps service year)       (3 credits)
  • MIS 605             International Urban Field Experience (for AmeriCorps service year)          (6 credits)

Option

Any BGU Course (MBA or Theology)      (6 credits)

TOTAL:      36 credits


Tuition Estimate

for 36 credits:

Year One $ 7,650.00 (at current rate of $500 per credit for six 3-credit courses at 15% discount)
Year Two $7,650.00 (at 2011-12 rate of $500 per credit for six 3-credit courses at 15% discount)
Administration Fees   $1,250.00 (10@$75 per course and Immersion Core $500)
TOTAL TUITION & ADMIN FEES $16,550.00
2 Year AmeriCorps Ed Award $11,100.00
Out of Pocket Expense $ 5,450.00 (scholarships may be available)