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
  • Class Format: 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.


  • ANTH 200 - Cultural Anthropology
  • RELG 350 - World Religions 
  • RELP 240 - Personal Witnessing 
  • RELT 250 - Personal Spirituality and Faith
  • RELG 225 - Foundations of Missions 

Choose remaining credits for these courses:

  • EDTE 175 - Phil of Adventist Education
  • Intermediate language course
  • More options on campus: BSAD 365, BSAD 450, EDTE 165, ENGL465, FDN 469, RELP 350

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
  • Talk to a Financial Advisor: Contact Now


  1. Internationally recognized Adventist faculty 
  2. Complete program without leaving work or home
  3. Network with peers from diverse cultures
  4. Dedicated online educators will help you finish at your chosen pace


  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 textbooks you need for the courses you are taking.
  5. Contact your academic advisor who will help you schedule your study time.