Master of Arts in Leadership

Beginning in Fall 2024, this master's degree will be offered to exclusively online students. It will be available to new students who take all courses in the degree program online for $550 per credit hour.

The Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL) is an extensive 30-credit program meticulously crafted to empower individuals with the essential skills and ethical foundations required for effective leadership that aligns with God's principles. Tailored for busy professionals, our program offers a flexible learning experience through an 8-week format, available 100% online, enabling you to balance your studies with your professional and personal commitments.

The M.A. in Leadership equips graduates to thrive in diverse real-world environments, such as government, business, education, ministry, and the nonprofit sector. By fostering key leadership competencies, MAL graduates are prepared to excel and make impactful contributions across various fields.

Students are educated in key areas valued by employers, such as vision casting, collaboration across diverse groups, team building, leading change initiatives, demonstrating emotional intelligence, and conflict resolution. Furthermore, the program emphasizes the development of a Christian worldview, enabling students to implement leadership principles ethically and morally.

More than an Education

Graduates of DBU's M.A. in Leadership program are adept at steering organizations toward new horizons. They achieve this by fostering a shared vision, motivating team members to excel and embodying a character of integrity that inspires others to follow.

Marked by Service

The M.A. in Leadership program is anchored in the biblical concept of servant leadership as exemplified by Christ, setting a high bar for the leadership style for graduates to practice in their professional and personal lives. Through the influence of professors, guest speakers and the study of exemplary leaders and foundational concepts, students are nurtured to embrace and grow in servant leadership. DBU’s approach not only shapes effective leaders but also individuals committed to serving others in their professional endeavors and communities.

Meet the M.A. in Leadership Program Director

"The Master of Arts in Leadership program offers unique and customizable paths that empower you to apply tomorrow what you learn today, equipping you to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing global markets. Join us to make a difference and transform the future."

-Dr. Josh Longmire
(214) 333-5853

Dr. Joshua Longmire

Program Details

Our program provides several options to customize your master's degree with dual degrees and advanced certificates.

Additional M.A. in Leadership Program Information

Career Opportunities
  • CEO or Executive Director
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Non-profit Executive Director
  • Police Supervisor
  • Military Officer and Enlisted Officers
  • Organizational Development Consultant
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Management Consultant
  • Team Leader or Manager
  • Executive Coach
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Public Administrator
  • Government Relations Manager
  • Education Administrator
Admission Requirements

View DBU Graduate School’s admission requirements.

Admission to one graduate program does not guarantee admission to another. Applicants who show potential for graduate study but do not meet the criteria for Full Admission may be admitted for up to 12 hours under provisional status. Students admitted under Provisional Admission will be granted Full Admission upon successful completion of 12 credit hours and fulfillment of the conditions of their admission as determined by the Master’s Degrees Admission Committee.

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