MA: Christian Leadership

HBU Online Learning Program


About the Degree

The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL) is an online graduate program designed to prepare students for ministry, both lay and vocational, in their churches. Building upon the core elements of biblical and theological knowledge, the program focuses on developing your skills for serving as a leader in Christian ministry, in whatever setting God leads you. Drawing from our specific focus on the Bible, graduates of the MACL program at HBU can responsibly apply biblical truths to contemporary ministry settings.

Our 36-hour MACL program is built upon a 15-hour core in Bible and Theology. Students will then take 12 hours of electives focused on Practical Theology (i.e., ministry classes). A particularly important aspect of the program is the opportunity to be discipled through the Spiritual Formation and Internship programs. For the remaining nine hours, you have the flexibility to choose from our offering of classes in our traditional areas of biblical studies, theology and practical ministry, or in our other MA program areas: biblical languages, apologetics, classics, and philosophy.

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Admission Requirements

Students must provide all official transcripts, a personal statement, and a resume/CV.

Transcripts should be sent from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. *If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-baccalaureate or graduate level transcripts will also be required.

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