Program Overview
We designed our new MA program for lay leaders who wish to pursue a seminary degree that leads to a career in paid or voluntary religious leadership other than ordained parish ministry. 

This 18 month MA course of study will provide students with a deeper foundation in theology, the skills to engage with others in multi-faith work, and the credibility and authority to lead within the broader faith-based community. Our innovative low-residency requirement creates a focused living-and-learning environment. Students undertake content-rich academic work from a distance and travel to Chicago four times a year for interactions with our distinguished faculty. 


The 36 credit program incorporates a unique series of courses and real world engagement that integrate personal awareness, professional proficiencies, and global consciousness for more mindful, compassionate leadership in any organizational context.

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