Pursue Faith-rooted Community Transformation in Los Angeles
The Master of Arts in Transformational Urban Leadership (MATUL) is a unique community transformation program that prepares students to implement spiritual, socioeconomic, political, and environmental change throughout the world. Residence in or near marginalized urban communities enables students to combine living and learning in an integrated approach to leadership development, with a primary focus on improving opportunities for the urban poor.
To focus engagement, MATUL students live and learn in the global city of Los Angeles, studying theology, urban studies, community development, nonprofit management, and advocacy to holistically engage the realities of disenfranchised communities in the City.
What Does MATUL Los Angeles Value?
- Field-based: Incarnational living, worshipping, serving, and learning within one of Los Angeles’ marginal neighborhoods, in an integrated approach to leadership development.
- Action-Reflection Learning: Integrate traditional classroom learning and theory with hands-on action and activism through internships and fieldwork.
- Scholar-Practitioners: Learn alongside instructors who specialize in urban transformation and actively serve the City.
- Accessible: Study in convenient City classes that allow for continued urban ministry engagement.
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‘True learning ... alongside the marginalized’
Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Azusa Pacific Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
Los Angeles Regional Site
Korean Doctor of Ministry
Korean Master of Divinity
Korean Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies
Master of Arts (Theological Studies)
Master of Arts in Transformational Urban Leadership
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Phone: (412) 788-6505
Fax: (412) 788-6510
WASC Senior College and University Commission
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: (510) 748-9001
Fax: (510) 748-9797
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.