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Leadership Studies

Offered: On Campus, Online, Hybrid Apply

The Master of Arts in Leadership Studies exists to inspire transformational leaders to serve their organizations, churches, and nonprofits within the global community. Integrating the best practices of real-world leadership with theology, culture, ethics, and spirituality, students engage in a learning community that develops critical thinking, collaborative participation, and the cultivation of long-standing networks.

Outcomes

  • Leadership Practices: Apply leadership theory, a theological framework, and critical thinking skills in order to creatively impact organizations and their environments.
  • Intercultural Competence: Apply the intercultural and communication skills necessary to lead in partnership with people of other cultures and contexts.
  • Ethical Decision-Making: Analyze and apply tools of ethical reasoning and decision making to ethical dilemmas in specific contexts of leadership, life, and ministry.
  • Spirituality: Formulate and present a theological framework of spirituality in relation to character development and the soul care of leadership.

Formats & Schedules

Vanguard University offers this world-class MA in three formats. All are taught by the same top-ranked faculty using the same core curriculum, and all are designed for working adults. Students can choose from the following:

1. Traditional Format (classes on campus). Students enroll in two 8-week classes (3 units each) one night a week throughout the semester (currently offered on Thursday nights, 6-10 p.m.); and a 1-unit Saturday class.

2. Hybrid Format (classes on campus and online). Students enroll up to 7 units each semester, spend three weeks a year on campus (Monday through Saturday) with the remaining coursework online.

3. Fully Online Format. Students enroll up to 7 units each semester and engage in a variety of online learning activities, including extensive reading and reflection, a live online format with faculty and other students, threaded discussions, and independent research.

Quick Facts

TOTAL UNITS
42

COST PER UNIT
$515*

LENGTH OF PROGRAM
2 years

START TERMS
Fall, Spring & Summer


*Tuition is based on the 2018/2019 academic year and is subject to change.

Accreditations

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

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Gregory Austring

Gregory Austring

Dr., Chair of General Education, School for Professional Studies
Leonard Bartlotti

Leonard Bartlotti

Dr.
Tommy Casarez

Tommy Casarez

Mr.
Sarah Cassell

Sarah Cassell

Ms.
Roli Dela Cruz

Roli Dela Cruz

Associate Professor of New Testatment
Willem Dogterom

Willem Dogterom

Dr., Chair of Religion, School for Professional Studies
Gayle Heuser

Gayle Heuser

Mrs.
Roger Heuser

Roger Heuser

Dr., Co-Director, Graduate Religion
Richard Israel

Richard Israel

Dr.
Frank Macchia

Frank Macchia

Dr.
Ava Oleson

Ava Oleson

Mrs.
Richard Park

Richard Park

Mr.
Doug Petersen

Doug Petersen

Dr.
Markita Roberson

Markita Roberson

Ms.
Gary Tyra

Gary Tyra

Dr.
Diana Wahlstedt

Diana Wahlstedt

Ms.
April Westbrook

April Westbrook

Dr., Professor of Old Testament

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