Show as: Mobile

Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership

Northwest University
Inquire for more information
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
29 August 2022
Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership

About this program

Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership

The Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership (MAML) is a 36-credit degree designed to help students develop a biblical, theological, and pastoral framework for leadership that is academically rigorous, praxis-oriented, and facilitates the growth and development of missional leadership for the twenty-first century Church.

Admission requirements

Admission into the Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership requires the completion of a Bachelor of Arts or Science (or an equivalent degree) from a regionally accredited college or university. Allowances may be made for degrees accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). Students also complete the application and acceptance process for the College of Ministry Graduate School. The College of Ministry has rolling application dates. The application must be completed no later than two weeks prior to the start of the semester.

Does this course require proof of English proficiency?

The TOEFL® test is accepted by 10,000+ universities and higher education institutes in over 150 countries. Book your test today!

Learn more Advertisement

Program content

Formation Core:

  • Reading the Bible
  • Christian Formation
  • Cultural Understanding and Theological Engagement

Ministry Leadership Core:

  • Team Building and Managing Conflict
  • Jesus and Discipleship
  • Pastoral Care and Human Development
  • Christ-Centered Preaching

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

The MAML provides graduate students the opportunity to cultivate an academically informed biblical and theoretical approach for ministry leadership. This degree is concerned especially with developing and refining informed ministry practiceand allows participants to develop ministry leadership skills helpful in their contexts. With the understanding that each set of ministry giftings and the varieties of settings in which ministry takes place are unique, this degree can provide a significant amount of elective space for students to explore their interests and develop their skills and perspectives.

For a full-time student, this program can take as little as two years, with courses scheduled across three annual terms (Fall, Spring, and Summer). The program delivery includes courses meeting for single four-day intensives and as a set of three Friday/Saturday weekend intensives. In some situations, students may elect to complete courses via an online delivery model or via the traditional semester model (classes meeting weekly or more often). This flexible delivery format is designed to accommodate the diverse needs of our graduate students.


  • Tuition fee: $610 per credit
  • Annual Tuition fee: $21,960 (2021 - 22)


Credits: 36 semester

Academic Award: Master of Arts

In addition to achieving the general goals of the University and the College of Ministry, completing the Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership results in the following learning outcomes:

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Explain the role of pastoral care in the contemporary Church.
  2. Evaluate a practical approach to spiritual formation.
  3. Analyze Scripture using appropriate hermeneutical principles.
  4. Develop a team leadership strategy for congregational settings.

Message the school

Want to know more about this program, Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership? Fill out the following form and include any questions you have. This information will be sent directly to the school, and a representative will respond to your enquiry.

Currently living in *
Nationality *

About this institute

Northwest University

Northwest University was founded on October 1, 1934. We are a Christian co-educational institution accredited at the highest institutional level nationally and regionally. We awards associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in over 70 programs. Northwest University is a Christian...

Read more about this school

Contact info

Northwest University

5520 108th Ave NE
98003 Kirkland Washington
United States of America

 Show phone number

Message the school

Want to know more about Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership? Fill out the following form and we'll pass your details on to a representative from the school, who will respond to your enquiry.


Be the first to write a review!