Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (M.A.)

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (M.A.)


The purpose of the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead in a variety of contexts. A major emphasis of this program is on exploring the biblical and theological foundations of leadership and discerning how these foundations impact one's leadership practically. Principles of Christian leadership are examined in light of Scripture so that graduates of this program will develop a distinctively Christian approach to leadership.

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Apply the biblical and theological foundations of Christian leadership.
  • Connect key principles of Christian leadership with the knowledge of the literature of the discipline.
  • Evaluate various aspects of appropriate professional practice and training experiences in the field of Christian leadership in light of sound principles of biblical interpretation.

Program Specific Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission procedures, applicants to the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Earned baccalaureate degree or its equivalent (in any field) from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.).
  2. Contact information for one Pastoral Recommendation.
  3. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale).
  4. School of Divinity Questionnaire/Personal Statement.
  5. TOEFL Scores for students who speak English as a second language (score of 600 paper-based test; 250 computer-based test, 80 internet-based test).

Transfer Credit

Transfer hours may not exceed 18 credit hours for the program. Transfer credits are considered on a case-by-case basis and must have been completed within the previous ten (10) years from a regionally accredited program to be accepted. Courses must have a grade of C- or higher to be eligible for consideration for transfer credit. Correspondence studies or life experiences will not be accepted for transfer credit. Credits from a prior degree earned through Liberty University are considered transfer credits.

Delivery Format: Online Only

  • Church Administrator
  • Nonprofit Ministry Leader
  • Executive Pastor
  • Christian School Administrator
  • Associate Pastor
  • Faith-Based Organization Leadership Role
  • Small Group Pastor
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