Help People and Organizations Flourish with a 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 master’s in leadership 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 (Executive Leadership, Leadership Development, and Sport Management), carefully selected electives, and a culminating project or thesis paper.

Program Highlights

  • The program offers full-time and part-time options that begin in the fall and spring.
  • Evening classes meet one day a week during 8-week terms.
  • Flexible scheduling including online and some weekend class options.
  • Students are admitted to one of three emphases:
  • Smaller class sizes allow for a wealth of interaction with faculty members and fellow students.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

Related Program

APU also offers an M.A. in Organizational Psychology for individuals looking to support organizations working through complex challenges. Compare these two programs.

School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences Accreditation

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2017 rankings, placing at No. 183 in Tier One of the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2017 Best Colleges in the West, Forbes ranked APU among the best schools in the nation for 2017, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2017, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their education dreams.

Note: This information is current for the 2018-19 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.