M.A. in Church Leadership

School of Business & Leadership

The Master of Arts in Church Leadership, offered exclusively online with no on-campus residency requirement, will equip you with a biblical education firmly grounded in organizational leadership required in today's ministry settings. With a focus on motivating teams, strategic thinking, spiritual formation, and corporate and personal ethics, you will be prepared to lead in church, parachurch, missions and marketplace contexts.

  • Learn the role of the leader as an organizational architect as you study key tactics and characteristics of successful leaders throughout history.
  • Develop your ability to motivate, coach and mentor your team and to communicate effectively in small and large or formal and informal settings.
  • Customize your degree with course topics such as fundraising, managing not-for-profit organizations, ministry administration, pastoral care, servant leadership and online technologies.
  • Understand how to communicate to achieve organizational satisfaction and effectiveness, and explore the value of strategic thinking and planning to overcome resistance to change. 

Career Opportunities:

  • Executive Pastor
  • Faith-Based Organization Management
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Not-for-Profit Marketing & Administration

Delivery Format: Online

Total Credit Hours Required: 33

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

When applying to master's or MBA programs in the School of Business & Leadership, the admissions committee will review your application materials for an admissions decision. Criteria reviewed by the admissions committee include:

  • Academic achievement
  • Vision clarity and alignment with program outcomes
  • Writing quality
  • Leadership experience

Master’s Degree Requirements for Admission

Application Deadlines:

Regent University's master's degree programs offer two 8-week sessions each semester, which provides students the flexibility to begin during either session within the term.

Fall:

  • Session A: July 15
  • Session B: September 15

Spring:

  • Session C: December 1
  • Session D: February 1

Summer:

  • Session E: April 1
  • Session F: May 15

Note: If you are planning to enter during the second session of a term, you will need to take two courses within that session to be eligible for financial aid.

Prerequisites:

Master's applicants must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by a credential evaluating agency.
  • Submit all application materials such that they are received by the deadline for the semester to which they are applying. Once the application requirements have been fulfilled, an admissions interview may be requested. Interviews are by invitation only.

Application Process:

1. Complete Your Online Application

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office for assistance.

2. Pay Your $50 Application Fee

Option 1: Pay via the online application process or by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Option 2: Attend a School of Business & Leadership on-campus or online information session to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee.

3. Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*

Unofficial transcripts from a U.S.-based school, indicating successful completion of a bachelor's degree program, can be used for an admissions decision.  Submit your unofficial transcript to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SBL Master's Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. See the International Admissions Checklist for details.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor's degree. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

4. Submit Your Professional Resume
Your professional resume or curriculum vitae should include:

  • Employment history with details of responsibilities, skill sets and results
  • School, community and church leadership positions
  • Service activities in which you have been involved
  • Academic and non-academic honors and distinctions you have received

Email your resume directly to the Admissions Office at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SBL Master's Application Pieces.

5. Complete an Admissions Survey Regarding Your Professional Goals and Interests

6. International Applicants

 

Visit the International Student Admissions page for additional admission requirements and to determine if you qualify as an international student.

 


Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Master of Arts in Church Leadership - $650 per credit hour*

Student Fees

Cost Per Semester

Enrollment Deposit

$100 (Certificate of Graduate Studies, M.A., M.S. & MBA)

RU Library Course Fee

$50 (one-time fee)

Technology Fee                 

$300

Estimated Additional Expenses

 

Books

$200 (avg. for 3 credit hours)
$350 (avg. for 6 credit hours)

Computer-related Expenses

Variable

*Rates are subject to change at any time. The per-credit-hour tuition rate is for SBL master’s level courses only. Concentration courses taken from the other schools at Regent University are charged at that school's tuition rate.    

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