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Missio Nexus Partnership

Pursue the M.A. in Ministry Leadership with Wheaton College and Missio Nexus

The Missio Nexus partnership with the Wheaton College Graduate School and the Wheaton College School of Mission Ministry and Leadership offers Missio Nexus members the chance to pursue a flexible and discounted M.A. in Ministry Leadership.

This unique partnership between Wheaton College and Missio Nexus offers Missio Nexus members the chance to pursue the M.A. in Ministry Leadership in a specialized and discounted flexible learning partnership or cohort format. Thanks to this uniquely tailored program, you don’t have to choose either a disconnected and solitary online experience or a connected learning community at the cost of uprooting and hitting "pause" on your life and ministry. Instead, learn in community and stay where you live and work. Plus, enjoy the benefits of deeply discounted tuition—whether or not you join a cohort.


How the Wheaton College and Missio Nexus M.A. in Ministry Leadership Partnership Works

The M.A. in Ministry Leadership is a 42 credit program designed for those with a desire to deepen their faith and raise their level of leadership while collaborating with others. Through this program, you will add a new dimension to your ministry as you learn from practitioners, church builders, and ministers who have worked in both small and large community church contexts

  • Learn from internationally recognized leaders in the field of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership like Dr. Ed Stetzer, Dr. Rochelle Scheuermann, Dr. Junias Venugopal, Dr. Michael Hakmin Lee, and Dr. Rick Richardson
  • Cohort bonus: for a Missio Nexus cohort of 15 or more students, Dr. Ted Esler will teach special coursework tailored to the needs of the Missio Nexus community

Our flexible learning format is a unique learning format that allows you to remain in your current role while staying connected to your classmates:

  • Remain in your current role and take nearly all of your coursework online
  • Enjoy fellowship with your classmates at Wheaton’s historic campus just 1-2 times per year for community-building, week-long courses
  • Cohort bonus: stay connected with the same group of like-minded Missio Nexus cohort members who are on the same learning path as you

Whether you join a Missio Nexus cohort of 15 or more students or you enroll in a partnership group of 14 or fewer, Missio Nexus members receive special benefits.

  • Cohort: We are seeking to form a special Missio Nexus cohort of 15 or more students. Cohorts receive a 25% discount and will enjoy the additional benefit of tailored coursework taught by Dr. Ted Esler, president of Missio Nexus
  • Partnership: if fewer than 15 students enroll, Missio Nexus students are still given a preferential 15% tuition discount and the chance to join our M.A. in Ministry Leadership student community from around the world
  • Wheaton College Graduate School M.A. tuition is $726/credit hour*
  • Cohorts of 15 or more receive a 25% tuition discount: $544.50/credit hour*
  • Cohorts of 14 or fewer receive a 15% discount: $617.10/credit hour*

*Based on tuition price for Fall 2020. Changes may apply at a later term.

Admission requirements for this program include:

  • Bachelor’s degree (2.75 GPA or higher)
  • Form, Resume, and Essays
  • Three recommendation forms.
  • No GRE requirement
  • Application fee is $30.