Christian Leadership

Grand Canyon University

M.A. Online
530 USD/credit
530 USD/credit
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With a Master’s in Christian Leadership program at Grand Canyon University, you will nurture your personal, spiritual and professional growth, and expand your career opportunities as you pursue your life’s work in God’s name. 

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The  Christian Leadership program at Grand Canyon University is ideal for those who would like to step into leadership positions in the church, the para-church, ministry or similar settings.

Acquire a solid framework of biblical principles and theological knowledge as you explore best practices in leadership and management. This thoughtful blend of theological studies and administrative skill development positions future Christian leaders to positively transform their church and local communities. 

Graduates are well-equipped to pursue their life’s mission of furthering God’s kingdom and sharing the love of Christ with those they lead. This Christian leadership degree includes ministry field experiences to reinforce concepts and theories in real-world contexts.


Graduates of the Grand Canyon Theological Seminary are prepared for a lifetime of serving Christ through faithful ministry. Become a Christian leader by pursuing a ministerial position, or serve as an administrator, executive, manager or program director in a faith-based organization. 

As a Christian leader, you can position yourself to make a positive, impactful difference in the lives of others and in the community as a whole. You may pursue leadership positions in youth groups or corporate teams, or you may seek to join the staff of a church or para-church.

Other careers that may be related to this degree include the following:

  • Christian school principal
  • Director of humanitarian emergency relief
  • Chaplain
  • Camp director of outdoor ministries
  • Missions director
  • Christian counselor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in Ministry and Theology 
  • Ministerial Ethics 
  • Biblical Hermeneutics 
  • Practical Theology 
  • Old Testament Foundations 
  • New Testament Foundations

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38 alternative credits



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.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate applicants may be accepted at GCU with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher. 
  • If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may be eligible for admission with a graduate degree from an accredited, GCU-approved college or program and passing test scores: GMAT, GRE

Tuition Fee

  • International

    530 USD/credit
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  • National

    530 USD/credit
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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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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