2020-2021 University Catalog

Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership

Students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership program at Multnomah University will develop the practical organizational skills needed to lead in today's church and para-church contexts.   

Program Outcomes

Students in the Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership program will be able to:

  • Describe major leadership theories pertaining to individual, group and organizational behavior. (ML.1)
  • Understand the major figures, events, themes, and messages of Scripture and related them to contemporary leadership practice. (ML.2)
  • Develop concrete plans and strategies for ministry success. (ML.3)
  • Employ effective interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skills. (ML.4)
  • Implement relevant legal and ethical policies and procedures with a ministry context. (ML.5)
  • Build and lead diverse groups of teams that can accomplish organizational goals. (ML.6)
  • Implement concrete safeguards for their spiritual, emotional, and physical health. (ML.7)

Application Procedure

The priority deadline to apply for admission is March 1 for the Fall Semester and December 1 for Spring. Applications are welcome after that time and admission decisions are made on a rolling basis as space allows. The Admission Committee generally makes decisions on application files upon receipt of a signed M.A. in Ministry Leadership Application for Admission, including the admission essay and $40 application fee, two reference forms (a Christian Character Reference, and an Academic or Professional Reference), and official academic transcripts for all postsecondary coursework.

Admission Requirements

  • Possess a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or a nationally accredited program that has the academic breadth required to ensure success academically in graduate studies at MU), with an overall minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  • Evidence of a personal faith, having committed his/her life to Jesus Christ as personal Savior, and of a commitment to the mission and values of Multnomah University.
  • Evidence of capability to succeed academically and professionally.

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete all general graduations requirements as listed in earlier in this section.
  • Complete required program credits with at least 15 credits earned at Multnomah.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale).
  • Normally complete the program within a four-year period from the date of matriculation.

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