The Master of Science in Governance is a 57 – credit hour, two-year program designed for those serving in or preparing to serve in roles of governance, especially in the public sector, but also applicable to NGOs and private institutions. It is intended to prepare and equip learners to critically analyze societal issues and to actively engage in formulation and implementation of public and corporate policy.  The program places emphasis on principles of good governance and processes of transformational leadership, producing leaders who promote the common good, grounded in biblical values.


The goal of the Master of Science in Governance program is to develop leaders equipped in mind, skill and character to be active participants in culturally relevant good governance, intentionally involved in transforming institutions, communities and society. Instruction and coursework are grounded in biblical principles and values, using a framework of global realities, but with special focus on African issues.


Program Overview

The Master of Science in Governance consists of 57 credit hours, inclusive of core courses, thesis, electives and other general requirements.


  • Core Governance Courses: 33 Credit Hours
  • Leadership Courses 12 Credit Hours
  • Research and Writing 12 Credit Hours


TOTAL:                 57 Credit Hours


Admission Requirements for the Program

To be accepted into the Master of Science in Governance, a student must:

  1. Have an earned recognized 1st degree from an accredited university or college with at least a Second Class Honours, Upper Division, or with a minimum grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. The applicant admitted with a G.P.A of 2.5 will be expected to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 during the 1st year of the Masters program in order to continue with their 2nd year of study.
  3. Have a Second Class Honours, Lower Division, to be considered for admission if he/she has at least 2 years experience in a related field, and if accepted, he/she will be placed under academic probation during the 1st semester of study.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in the English Language by scoring a ‘B’ in an English Proficiency Test or its equivalent. The student who scores less than a ‘B’ may be admitted but he/she will be required to undertake a remedial English course during his/her 1st The student must complete the course with a passing grade or will need to retake the course until he/she receives a passing grade in order to graduate.