Missions and Global Awareness Certificate

The Mission and Global Awareness Certificate prepares students for serving God and humanity in a cross-cultural context. The programs provides theological foundations combined with sociological, anthropological and missiological understandings which equip the student for international service. Most courses may be completed online or on campus. Credits may also be applied to associate or bachelor’s degree studies.


  • Program Type: Undergraduate Certificate
  • Program Length: 17-18 Credits
  • Delivery Format:
    • Self-paced learning
    • Interactive online
  • Program Entry: August, January or May
  • Application Deadline: Admission accepted year-round


Students who complete this program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the spiritual development needs of different groups.
  • Appreciate biblical themes and key concepts foundational to being a disciple and to disciple others by applying the principles of biblical discipleship to the student’s own faith journey.
  • Document experiences in a ministry of disciplining where the academic training is applied to practical service.


A practical ministry component with mentored learning is required, after completing six 3-credit courses. Transfer credits accepted from accredited Adventist institutions.

  • ANTH 200 - Cultural Anthropology
  • RELG 350 - World Religions 
  • RELP 240 - Personal Witnessing 
  • RELT 250 - Personal Spirituality and Faith 

Choose one of the following courses:

  • RELG 225 - Foundations of Missions
  • RELP 325 - Preparation for Mission Service 

Choose remaining credits from the following courses:

  • BSAD 365 - International Environment of Business
  • BSAD 450 - Multicultural Business Relations
  • EDTE 165 - Introduction to Teaching
  • EDTE 175 - Philosophy of Adventist Education
  • ENGL 465 - TESOL Methods
  • FDNT 469 - International Nutrition
  • FREN 275 - Intermediate French
  • RELP 350 - Evangelism
  • SPAN 275 - Intermediate Spanish 
  • A cross-cultural mission trip or volunteer service is required.


  • Complete the online application form. Students without documentation and living in the United States are welcome to apply.
  • Official transcripts from high school, college or GED certificate with an average GPA of 2.5 in high school. ACT / SAT scores are required if the high school was completed in the United States
  • Official certificates from all colleges and / or universities you have studied.
  • A 500 word statement of purpose explaining how this program will benefit you and your ministry.


Financial aid & payment plans available

  • Application fee: $ 30
  • Tuition: $ 405 per credit (1-4 credits per class)
  • Distance fee: $ 135 per semester
  • Textbooks: $ 350 (estimated full time)
  • Other Related Expenses: View Bulletin
  • Total Estimated Cost: $ 7,832
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  1. The most recognized international faculty in the Adventist world.
  2. Able to complete the degree without leaving your home or your job.
  3. Opportunities for networking with peers from diverse cultures
  4. Dedicated online support staff & advisors that will help you finish your degree in time.


  1. Apply Online
  2. Once you receive an email with your admission approval, activate your Andrews username and set up your Andrews University email address.
  3. Complete the orientation course that will prepare you to study online
  4. Get the texbooks you need for the courses you are taking.
  5. Contact your academic advisor who will help you schedule your study time.