24 months
585 USD/credit 10530 USD/year
585 USD/credit 10530 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Leadership Studies from Vanguard University exists to inspire transformational leaders to serve their organizations, churches, and nonprofits within the global community. 


At Leadership Studies from Vanguard University, 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.


  • Leadership Studies at Vanguard University: 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • History of Spirituality
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Team Development and Conflict Management
  • Leadership and Global Issues
  • Soul Care of Others

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications completed after the Deadline are considered on a space available basis. 




36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • References: A form and letter must be submitted by both a pastoral and academic reference to complete your application.
  • Personal Statement (3-5 pages): Write a detailed statement of purpose which describes your reasons, including vocational reasons, for pursuing a graduate degree in Religion at Vanguard. Also, describe how your Christian faith is related to your desire to pursue the Master of Arts in Leadership Studies.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae: Please provide a detailed resume or curriculum vitae listing all employment, experience, education, training, etc.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    10530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 585 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    10530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 585 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Costa Mesa

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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