The Master’s of Arts in Leadership in Social Transformation program will equip you with the theological, strategic, organization, and practical skills to lead social transformation in a wide variety of organizational contexts, including nonprofits, philanthropy, congregations, community organizing, public service, education, business, politics, social justice advocacy, and activism, and other community contexts. The social change graduate program provides a broad foundation in theology, religious texts, ethics, and leadership as well as focused study in areas specific to a chosen career path.
You’ll be equipped to think critically about socio-political dynamics and reflect constructively on the role of spiritual and theological traditions in movements for social change. This professional graduate program combines the tools and methodologies of social change with practical and constructive theology to prepare you to be an innovative and effective leader in an increasingly pluralistic and complex world.
If you wish to receive training for ministerial competencies along with social transformation skills, check out the MDiv in Social Transformation.
This program may be a good fit for you if you are interested in:
You could serve in a variety of contexts, including:
In addition to achieving the core MAL degree learning outcomes, a graduate of the Social Transformation MAL degree program will be able to:
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|Religious Texts||2||Introduction to Religious Texts
One 2000-level Religious Texts course
Invitation to Theology: Truth, Goodness, and Beauty
History of Christian Theologies
History of Modern Theologies
Comparative Religious Ethics
Queer and Trans Theologies
Black and Womanist Theologies
|Formation||1||Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation|
|Arts and Theology||1||
History of Arts and Theology
Art, Religion, and Contemporary Culture
|Social Transformation||1||Leadership and Strategies for Social Change|
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|Vocational Contextualization & Skills||6||
Theology for Social Transformation
Social Analysis and Community Engagement
2000-level Formation/Leadership course
Social Transformation Practicum
Social Transformation Capstone
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