Ministry Leadership
College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning

Ministry Leadership

  • Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership
  • Graduate

36 credits

required for program
  • Available online

$570 per credit


18–22 months

Expand your understanding of Christian leadership with a flexible Master’s in Ministry Leadership (MAML). You will be equipped with the tools needed to lead organizations, communicate effectively, and impact the world for Christ. Graduate prepared for leadership and Christian ministry in churches, nonprofits, and other faith-based organizations.

Our Master’s in Ministry Leadership may be the right fit if you…

  • Are passionate about Christian leadership in churches, nonprofits, and other faith-based organizations
  • Desire to deepen your understanding of Scripture
  • Need a fully online degree that fits your busy life
  • Value faith-infused curriculum that interlocks faith and purpose
  • Crave an interactive and supportive community

Why pursue a Master’s in Ministry Leadership at Northwestern?

Our M.A. in Ministry Leadership degree is intentionally designed to be both realistically attainable and undeniably valuable. Discover an accelerated online MAML program designed to equip local church, non-profit, and lay leaders with tools for spiritual formation, biblical interpretation, and organizational leadership. And, experience it all within a supportive Christian community to encourage you as you live out your calling.

Program Features

  • Flexible degree that expands your understanding of Christian leadership
  • Expert faculty who are active in Christian ministry
  • Customizable MAML program with six unique concentrations
  • Faith-infused curriculum
  • Courses optimized for quality and user experience

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Optimize your Master’s in Ministry Leadership degree for your unique ministry goals. Customize your program by selecting one of six concentrations:

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Career Opportunities

What types of work are related to this degree?

What types of work are related to a Master’s in Ministry Leadership?

  • Chaplain
  • Christian Educator
  • Church Administration Specialist
  • Church Planter
  • Crisis Relief Director
  • Executive Leader
  • Missionary
  • Missions Organization Executive
  • Nonprofit Leader
  • Pastor
  • School Principal
36 credits
required for program
total cost (before financial aid)
apply toward a Master of Divinity degree. Graduate with both degrees in as few as 76 credits.

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