36 months
692 USD/credit 11072 USD/year
692 USD/credit 11072 USD/year
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Asbury Theological Seminary’s 48-hour Master of Arts in Leadership prepares you to be a missional leader within the church, marketplace or non-profit organization. 


In an increasingly complex and changing global context, you’ll develop effective leadership skills and qualities to be a transformational pastor, leader, director or CEO through the disciplines of biblical, theological and leadership studies, missiology and spiritual formation.

Complete this Leadership 48-hour degree at Asbury Theological Seminary in as few as three years with online classes and three, one-week campus visits. World-renowned scholars integrate theology, history, sociology, ethics and leadership into your coursework that’s designed specifically for your ministry context. Through campus-visits, online courses and practicums, you’ll gain a community of life-long friendships and practical skills to be a creative and innovative ministry leader.

As you complete your degree, you’ll be able to

  • Integrate biblical, theological, missiological and social science perspectives into a cohesive understanding of Wesleyan leadership.
  • Demonstrate increased capacity within a holistic systems approach to leadership.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Biblical Narrative 
  • Vocation of Ministry 
  • Church History—One 
  • Christian Ethics 
  • Missional Formation 
  • Inductive Bible Study 
  • Basic Christian Doctrine 
  • Theology of John Wesley 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application 
  • $50 non-refundable Application Fee
  • Accredited baccalaureate degree
  • The M.A. [BS] program requires a 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA
  • Official transcripts from all schools where classes were taken for more than one semester
  • Personal history essay  (1050-1500 words) 350-500 words per question.
  • Four references completed on the Admissions Office form at asburyseminary.edu, including a pastoral reference (required) and a professor or academic administrator reference (recommended). Laity or personal acquaintances are accepted.
  • For applicants whose primary language is not English, a TOEFL score of 550 (79 internet-based) or an IELTS score of 7.
  • Background Check
  • A personal interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11072 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 692 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    11072 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 692 USD per credit during 36 months.


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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