At a Glance

Program units


Average completion time

15–36 months

Cost per unit


Base cost




*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.

All stated financial information is subject to change. View additional tuition information.

Master’s in Leadership

The Master of Arts in Leadership is a contemporary degree that provides students with a fresh approach to theoretically grounded and practically applied content. This competency-based program is distinctive in its Christian approach to learning and leading, and is intent on developing holistic leaders who are confident and prepared to meet challenges.

The program is enriched by Christian values and beliefs and is interdisciplinary in scope. It prepares students for success through foundational preparation in core courses, emphasis options tailored to fit interests and need, carefully selected electives, and a culminating project or thesis paper.

Meet the Faculty

Edgar D. Barron, Cand. Ed.D., is chair and assistant professor in the Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology.

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Program Highlights

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School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences Accreditation

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2016 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 175 in the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2016 Best Colleges in the West, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2016, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their educational dreams.

Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.