Which Vanguard Graduate Program in Religion is right for you?

Master of Arts in Leadership Studies (MALS) Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
Designed For leaders

pastors

managers at non- & for-
profit organizations

those seeking a doctoral
degree

teaching pastors

those desiring additional training in biblical studies & theology

those seeking a doctoral
degree

Length Just over 2 years 2 to 3 years
Format(s) 8-week classroom-based

hybrid (in-class and online)

8-week classroom-based
Prerequisites Required None Old Testament Survey

New Testament Survey

Cost $17,550 $21,600
Elective Coursework None 4 courses
Class Size Under 20 Under 20