Get the theological framework and practical skills you need to become an effective leader. The Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL) degree is ideal for those who wish to lead from a faith-based perspective and who are not interested in pursuing ordination.
This 48-credit program can be completed in two years if you maintain a full-time course load (24 credits per year).
You will complete sixteen courses at 3 credits each, including one field experience (e.g. internship, practicum, CPE) and a final project. The final project should have a practical orientation and be focused on your chosen vocational concentration or “specialized ministry” context.
Most MAL concentrations can be completed entirely via distance learning. The concentration courses for the MAL in Spiritual Direction are taking at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
United’s Master of Arts in Leadership degree program will prepare you to:
United’s MAL degree offers four concentration options:
The “Specialized Ministry” concentration is open-ended, allowing you to design your own experience in conversation with your advisor. You will need to identify a specific vocational goal around which you can choose concentration courses, select an appropriate field experience, and design your final project.
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