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Leadership Studies

Offered: On Campus, Online, Hybrid Apply

The mission of the graduate programs in religion is to provide a graduate level education that comprises a covenantal learning community within the academy that fosters the passionate teaching and learning of scriptures, theology, spirituality and leadership for the purpose of transforming individuals, relationships and communities around the globe.

Master of Arts in Leadership Studies (MALS)

The M.A.L.S. is an academic degree that emphasizes research competencies in the field of leadership studies. Admission requirements include a bachelor’s degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution. It is offered through various delivery systems including an online program (pending WSCUC approval).

Because of its unique emphasis on the social sciences, contemporary discussions of issues in Christian leadership, and the field of leadership studies generally, students often choose this degree as preparation for leadership in a variety of contexts, including congregational ministry, ministry in para-church settings, in missions, or in other contexts of leadership in Christian organizations. Other students find that the rigorous emphasis on research methodology is good preparation for doctoral level research in the field of leadership studies.

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Accreditations

West Coast Science
Western Association of Schools & Colleges
Awesome Biology
Assemblies of God
Awesome Biology
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

Meet Our Faculty

Sarah Cassell

Sarah Cassell

Student Success Coordinator
Religion Graduate, Religion
Roger Heuser

Roger Heuser

Religion Graduate, Religion, Graduate Organizational Psychology
Richard Israel

Richard Israel

Religion Graduate
Frank Macchia

Frank Macchia

Religion Graduate, Religion
Doug Petersen

Doug Petersen

Religion Graduate, Religion, School for Professional Studies- Business

A Sampling of Graduate Religion Courses

THOG 508

Theological Studies

Theological Studies

This course is designed mainly to expose the student to the nature and task of theology, especially to the issue of theological method. Included in theological method will be how biblical themes are interpreted in light of tradition and social/cultural contexts. Also included will be an awareness of the major fields of theological study.

NTG 555

New Testament Ethics

New Testament Ethics

This course is designed to acquaint students with the ethical teachings of the New Testament, and to probe the relevance of New Testament ethics for a contemporary personal and social ethic.

CLSG 646

Leadership and Character Development

Leadership and Character Development

This course examines how character development and spirituality can enable leaders to become more authentic in their working relationships and more effective as transformational leaders through their organizations.

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