Master of Arts in Leadership


The Master of Arts in Leadership degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively address the most important dynamic in any organization—the relational challenges of working with others within various organizational contexts.

A unique aspect of the Master of Arts in Leadership degree program is its emphasis on the important role that followers play within the leadership process.  In this graduate-level program, you will learn key leadership concepts and skills such as team development, coaching and mentoring, assessing organizations, working within organizational cultures, and conflict resolution.

Graduates will attain a greater capacity to work in and with churches and other organizations in order to advance professional and personal goals.

Quick Facts

  • Accredited with SACSCOC, TRACS, and ABHE
  • 36 hour graduate degree program
  • Can be accelerated for completion in 16-24 months
  • 97% of graduates reported that a Luther Rice education improved the quality of their ministry service
  • Transfer in up to 6 credit hours
  • Available 100% online or through a combination of online and on-campus classes
  • Tuition $238 per credit hour for campus-based courses and $362 for online courses
  • Includes practicum for hands-on learning


Our Master of Arts degrees are now a pathway to the PhD in Organizational Leadership and Doctor of Ministry degrees at Luther Rice. Visit the respective doctoral pages to learn more.

Program Introduction Video


Program Course Listings

Download the program course listings (PDF)

Practicum Preview -- The Capstone Course for the MAL Program

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Potential Careers

  • Christian Businessman or Businesswoman
  • Church Planter
  • Ministry Leader
  • Pastor
  • Non-Profit Manager
  • Administrator
  • Missionary 

Program Coordinator

Dr. Jared Thompson

770-484-1204 ext. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Thompson personally anytime, or you can reach the Enrollment Team at or 770-484-1204 ext. 5758.