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Leadership and Innovation for Ministry, M.A.

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  • 24 months
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Overview

Given the complexity of today’s local, national and global landscape, cultivating innovative, agile leaders is both urgent and necessary. This degree targets leaders who are interested in helping congregations,   non-profit organizations social services ministries and others innovate and change to be more responsive to the changing needs and real-world opportunities. Also, leaders who are interested in starting new faith-based organizations or being entrepreneurial in ministry settings will benefit from this program.

Leaders will develop the capacity to assess complex problems and lead adaptive organizational change. They will also gain a deeper awareness of themselves as effective and flexible leaders. The learning will be practical, connected to a variety of ministry-related organizations and collaborative with a number of partners including faculty, students and local practitioners.

This program uses a combination of face-to-face classes and intensives, online learning and field experience. As a result, residency on the St. Paul Luther Seminary campus is not required.

Programme Structure

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International students: 31 March

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

    • Start your application - Complete the online application form to get the process started. 
    • In addition to the prerequisites listed for the specific degree program to which you are applying (M.Div., M.A., M.Th., or D.Min.), most international applicants will need to submit TOEFL or IELTS score
    • Submit your faith statement
    • Two recommendation forms from two different teachers (or professional reference if applicant’s most recent academic experience is more than five years ago)
    • A personal/other recommendation form from a non-family member

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1750 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1750 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1750 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1750 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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