MA in Transformational Leadership
PROGRAM HOURS: 36
The Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership (MATL) provides students a new lens through which to view and live out their vocation. The MATL is designed to help students purposefully integrate their faith and work whether they sense a call to be a teacher, administrator, musician, artist, entrepreneur, nurse, or other profession. The MATL integrates the theological disciplines, contextual leadership, and specialized courses to help students become an intentionally Christian leader in their chosen field.
The MATL is a 36-credit hour degree program with a simple threefold structure:
- Common Core (12 hours) Courses focused on the theological disciplines
- Integrative Core (12 hours) Courses addressing community and context, leadership development, integrative theology, and practicum/assessment
- Specialization (12 hours) Working with an advisor, students may specialize this degree and choose courses which apply to their area of specialization
Curriculum and Design
Music or the Arts
Media and Communications
Church planting, development, or evangelism
An accredited undergraduate degree with a grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or better is expected for admission as a Regular Student.
International students, non-degree seeking students (including students seeking to audit), and students without a bachelor’s degree may view additional requirements here.
Have more questions about transfer of credits or other admission-requirement related questions? Please see the Academic Catalog or contact us.
2019-20 tuition is $525per credit hour. 89% of enrolled NTS students receive financial assistance. The office of financial aid is committed to coming alongside students to resource and help them make graduate-level education an affordable reality. The general scholarship application is embedded in the NTS application. View more about program costs, fees and additional financial aid options here.
For admission to a master's degree program, prepare to submit the following during the application process:
- Three references: academic, pastoral, personal
NOTE: Army Chaplains may submit the last two Officer Efficiency Reports (OERs) in lieu of the Ecclesial Employer/Supervisor and Lay Person references.
- Transcripts: Have official transcripts of all previous academic work sent directly to Nazarene Theological Seminary: Enrollment Services (Unofficial transcripts are sufficient until official ones arrive).
- Formal Academic Research Paper (or 500-word formal essay)
Please be prepared to provide the following additional items:
- TOEFL Scores: 550 (paper based); 79-80 (internet based)
- Completed Affidavit of Financial Support (consult the Cost of Attendance document to help you complete this.)
For more information, please consult the International Student Handbook.