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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 leaders 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 36 units of credit (1 full course = 3 units of credit) are required. Of the 36 credits the student will receive 6 units of credit for the thesis, 18 units of credit for a supervised full internship OR 9 units of credit for a supervised half internship, and, depending on the internship option chosen, either 12 or 21 units of credit for intensive academic coursework.
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Requirements for Applying for Master of Arts in Leadership Studies
For the MALS degree program, Meadville Lombard Theological School utilizes a rolling admissions model. All applications are reviewed in chronological order according to the date they were completed and applicants are notified of their acceptance status within two to four weeks of the completion of the application.
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