College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning

Ministry Leadership

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College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning

Ministry Leadership


  • Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership
  • Graduate

36 credits

required for program

Available online

Cost

$520 per credit

Timeframe

18–22 months

36 credits

36 credits

required for program

Available online

Cost

$520 per credit

Timeframe

18–22 months

Expand your understanding of Christian leadership with a flexible Master’s in Ministry Leadership (MAML). You will be equipped with the tools needed to lead organizations, communicate effectively, and impact the world for Christ. Graduate prepared for leadership and Christian ministry in churches, nonprofits, and other faith-based organizations.

Our Master’s in Ministry Leadership may be the right fit if you...

  • Are passionate about Christian leadership in churches, nonprofits, and other faith-based organizations
  • Desire to deepen your understanding of Scripture
  • Need a fully online degree that fits your busy life
  • Value faith-infused curriculum that interlocks faith and purpose
  • Crave an interactive and supportive community

Why pursue a Master’s in Ministry Leadership at Northwestern?

Our M.A. in Ministry Leadership degree is intentionally designed to be both realistically attainable and undeniably valuable. Discover an accelerated online MAML program designed to equip local church, non-profit, and lay leaders with tools for spiritual formation, biblical interpretation, and organizational leadership. And, experience it all within a supportive Christian community to encourage you as you live out your calling.

Program Features

  • Flexible degree that expands your understanding of Christian leadership
  • Expert faculty who are active in Christian ministry
  • Customizable MAML program with six unique concentrations
  • Faith-infused curriculum
  • Courses optimized for quality and user experience

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Concentrations

Optimize your Master’s in Ministry Leadership degree for your unique ministry goals. Customize your program by selecting one of six concentrations:

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions about earning a Master’s in Ministry Leadership? Check out a few of our most frequently asked questions!

Career Opportunities

An M.A. in Ministry Leadership opens doors to pursue the ministry to which you are called. With an MAML degree, you will be prepared for leadership roles in a variety of settings.

What types of work are related to this degree?

What types of work are related to a Master’s in Ministry Leadership?

  • Chaplain
  • Christian Educator
  • Church Administration Specialist
  • Church Planter
  • Crisis Relief Director
  • Executive Leader
  • Missionary
  • Missions Organization Executive
  • Nonprofit Leader
  • Pastor
  • School Principal
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36 credits

required for program

$18,720

total cost (before financial aid)

MAML + MDiv

apply toward a Master of Divinity degree. Graduate with both degrees in as few as 76 credits.

What will I learn?

As you pursue a Master’s in Ministry Leadership at UNW, you will be challenged, grow in your own spiritual life, and develop strategies for reproducing leaders in a diverse world. Plus, engage in real Christian ministry experience through internships with the option to apply to an outside Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program to be trained for chaplaincy work. Ultimately, you will be prepared to lead and serve in various ministry contexts.

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