Master of Arts in Leadership Studies
The Master of Arts in Leadership Studies (MALS) provides advanced work for lay leaders, ministers, and ministerial students in the theory and practice of leadership within congregations and community-based ministries.
The MALS degree is designed to develop liberal religious leadership for congregational and community life, grounded in a clear sense of the current challenges leadership face within our contemporary pluralistic, multi-faith, cross-cultural world.
Successful completion of 18 units of credit (1 full course = 1 unit of credit) are required. Of the 18 units, ten (10) are traditional academic courses. Additionally, the student will receive two units of credit for the thesis preparation and six units of credit for a supervised, full- time internship in a congregational or community-based setting (the internship is a requirement of the degree program).
The student must complete five (5) credits in the cultural context of ministry, chosen from: