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M.A. in Ministry and Leadership

Why Pursue an M.A. in Ministry and Leadership?

Do you have a desire to deepen your faith and raise your level of leadership while collaborating with others?

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Add a new dimension to your ministry. Benefit from a tailored, flexible, cohort learning experience. Save money with a special cohort discount. Learn from practitioners, church builders, and ministers who have been in both small and large community churches. 

Why Study Ministry and Leadership at Wheaton?

The M.A. in Ministry and Leadership is a degree for leaders with ministerial and shepherding passion. It will motivate and equip you to become a change agent for the gospel in whatever church, organizational, marketplace, or missionary context in which you find yourself. This means these skills will be usable in whatever setting the gospel is needed: an accounting firm, church, summer camp, international business (or missions), and really anywhere else.

You will learn from world-class leaders who are driving scholarship in thought and praxis. With experience in pastoral ministry, church planting, intercultural studies, missiology, and much more, the diverse and accomplished faculty are essential to the uniqueness and caliber of the program.

As a part of our mission to commit to the development of missional organizations, we have developed partnerships with various ministries and organizations in order to make graduate education more affordable.

Students currently involved with any of these ministries may qualify for up to 35% off tuition for all courses.

Many students work in their current business or ministry while completing the program part time. This way, students come to campus just three weeks a year and are able to immediately apply their learning in their current context while earning a Master's degree. 

My degree has changed trajectories in my ministry. Our church is seeing more people come to Christ than ever before. I attribute it to how God has used this program to help us think about evangelism differently. — Darryl McAuley, Lead Pastor, McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, Brandon, MB, Canada, MA

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