M.A. in Church Leadership

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80% of students received financial aid

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Break the Status Quo. Make a Stronger Ministry.

You're ready to shake things up. To help your church embrace change. You won't miss a beat with this all-online graduate program. Our Master of Arts in Church Leadership will equip you with a biblical education firmly grounded in organizational leadership required in today's ministry settings.

UNLOCK THE POWER OF YOUR TEAMS

Identify individual and community gifts, then nurture them to achieve their God-given calling.

DRIVE ORGANIZATIONAL SUCCESS

Become an organizational architect who innovates church structure and inspires spiritual growth.

MAKE A CAREER OF PROBLEM-SOLVING

Meet marketplace demand for leaders who can navigate organizational crises and everyday challenges.

You'll be prepared for a transformational leadership career, with sought-after skills in motivating teams, strategic thinking, spiritual formation, and corporate and personal ethics.

Available Fully Online

Fast-Track Option (12 Months)

8 Start Times Per Year


Online

SESSION START:

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 33

APPROVED DEGREE PLAN: Click to download PDF

Take Your Career to the Next Level

By the end of our holistic M.A. in Church Leadership program, you will be able to:

  • Motivate and mentor your team and to communicate effectively in large, small, formal and informal settings.
  • Apply Christian leadership development practices to guide others with wisdom in church and community settings.
  • Understand 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

You can customize your degree to topics like nonprofits, pastoral care of online technologies

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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

 

2018-2019 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Wednesday, August 15

Monday, August 27

Session M

Wednesday, September 12

Monday, September 24

Session B

Wednesday, October 17

Monday, October 29

Session C

Wednesday, January 2

Monday, January 14

Session T

Wednesday, January 30

Monday, February 11

Session D

Wednesday, March 6

Monday, March 18

Session E

Wednesday, May 1

Monday, May 13

Session F

Wednesday, June 12

Monday, June 24

 

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 transcripts@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 Questionnaire Regarding Your Professional Goals and Interests

6. Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Simply scan and upload a copy of your driver's license, high school ID, passport, permanent resident card or official government ID card, using our secure and convenient online tool. If you would prefer to take a picture of your government-issued ID and email that to our office, please attach your ID and email to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

7. 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.

Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is:

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
Master of Arts $650 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

 

Student Fees Per Semester

Enrollment Deposit $100
University Services Fee (Online Students) $550
RU Library Course Fee $50 (one-time fee)

*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 other Regent schools are charged at that school's tuition rate.

Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.

M.A. in Church Leadership