Master of Arts in Leadership Studies
Our College of Ministry graduate programs strive to provide a premium experience for equipping Kingdom leaders. Whether it is your desire to go deeper in your theological and biblical understanding, more fully embrace your vocation in ministry, and/or grow as a leader, rest assured that you have come to the right place. At Northwest University, you will learn from distinguished faculty who combine a passion for the work of the Kingdom with significant scholarly training. We believe your investment in a graduate education will help you make a difference as you embrace the good work to which God has called you.
Program Quick Facts
- 3 start dates per year
- 36 credits
- $622 per credit
- $22,392 total tuition costs (2023–24)
- Fully accredited university
“I wholeheartedly recommend Northwest University to all those seeking sound biblical teaching and authentic relationship. You will journey alongside an incredible community of professors and students with a genuine heart for the Gospel.”
—Alistair Marais, Graduate Student
The Master of Arts in Leadership Studies (MALS) is a 36-credit degree designed to help students combine a practical and theoretical business leadership approach with biblical and theological reflection in order to raise up dynamic Christian leaders in an ever-changing world.
Program Highlights and Structure
The MALS prepares graduate students for higher levels of responsible leadership from a Christian perspective. Students focus their studies on leading others in order to make a difference in the organizations in which they are serving.
For a full-time student, this program can take as little as two years, with courses scheduled across three annual terms (Fall, Spring, and Summer). The program delivery includes courses meeting for single four-day intensives and as a set of three Friday/Saturday weekend intensives. In some situations, students may elect to complete certain courses via an online delivery model or via the traditional semester model (classes meeting weekly or more often). This flexible delivery format is designed to accommodate the diverse needs of our graduate students.
View Course Descriptions
You can explore program details such as course descriptions and graduation requirements for this program in our academic catalog.Go to the Catalog
Questions about this program?
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Graduate Enrollment Counselor | College of Ministry