Dallas Baptist University

12 months
1053 USD/credit
1053 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The M.A. in Leadership is a 36-hour degree program at Dallas Baptist University focused on equipping leaders with the competencies and character essential for effective leadership that glorifies God.


Graduates of the Leadership program at Dallas Baptist University are prepared to lead with distinction in real-world contexts of government, business, education, ministry, and non-profit organizations.

Students are trained in areas recognized as important in the eyes of employers, such as communicating a vision, collaborating with diverse groups, building teams, leading change initiatives, exhibiting emotional intelligence, and resolving conflict. In addition, students develop and strengthen a Christian worldview that prepares students to ethically and morally apply leadership principles. 

More than an Education

Failed leadership often occurs due to the inability of the leader to inspire and achieve shared outcomes in the organization and/or as a result of the leader's poor character. Graduates from DBU’s Master of Arts in Leadership are skilled and capable in effectively leading organizations in new directions by inspiring a shared vision, by encouraging team members to give their best, and by providing an example of integrity that others want to follow.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Christian Worldview of Leadership 
  • Leadership in Conflict and Adversity 
  • Leadership Communication 
  • Relational Leadership and Emotional Intelligence 
  • Cross-Cultural and Global Leadership 
  • Mentored Leadership Internship 
  • Leadership in Management 
  • Business Ethics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • $25 Application Fee
  • School Records - Requirement: 3.0 GPA on the USA 4.0 scale
  • Resume or CV
  • 2 Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • English Requirements
  • Graduate Admission Exam (GMAT, GRE, etc.)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1053 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1053 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1053 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1053 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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