The MAGL program is a 36-credit program consisting of on-campus residencies, online courses, and a practical project that will seek to make a difference to a community, organization, or group of people.
The residency is a carefully designed period of intense academic study. The schedule of instruction and studying during the residency is structured to optimize the face-to-face access to instructors, develop networks with fellow students, and access the support services of the university if required. The typical daily schedule is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Team meetings, homework, and readings are done outside of these hours.
The 24-month regular program has two residencies, a two-week residency in the first year and a one-week residency in the second year and culminates with an applied research project enabling students to integrate the skills and knowledge gained in the previous coursework in the examination of a real-world issue of significance to your organization or a global community.
Students enrolled in the 13-month program attend residency one with their cohort and residency two with a cohort in the regular program taking their second residency as part of their scheduled second year. In this way, those students enrolled in the 13-month intensive option are taking their residencies one after the other.
Distance courses are delivered entirely online through innovative, easy to use Internet technologies. Participants draw upon web resources as well as more traditional print media, while using online discussion groups and drop boxes to work towards the electronic submission of assignments. Prior to the beginning of each course, students are provided with a list of resources including textbooks and/or online readings, plus a detailed course schedule. Learning activities and assignments are designed to allow participants to identify the practical applications of the course content and to work with others to construct both a personal and shared meaning from their experiences.
During the first distance courses, the amount of time required may be higher, as students familiarize themselves with our distance learning technologies.