If you want to develop your leadership abilities to ethically respond to the demands of a global, knowledge-based society, the Dual Degree in Leadership is the perfect degree for you. Graduates are prepared to lead others creatively and knowledgeably in a Christ-honoring way. In today's competitive global marketplace, it is crucial for employees to differentiate themselves by mastering soft skills such as working with other people and communicating effectively across an organization. You can pair this master's degree with any undergraduate degree from TIU.
What courses will I take?
The Master of Arts in Leadership develops and equips emerging and current leaders to ethically respond to the demands of a global, knowledge-based society. Graduates are prepared to lead others creatively and knowledgeably in a Christ-honoring way. In today's competitive global marketplace, it is crucial for employees to differentiate themselves by mastering soft skills such as working with other people and communicating effectively across an organization.
Designed to integrate faith into the curriculum, students also have the opportunity to apply their learning through a mentor-guided project in each course. Mentors are selected by the student and certified by the TIU faculty. This component of the program is meant to immerse the student into the leadership curriculum while providing an opportunity for contextual application in the student’s discipline or field.
Delivered in a modular format, with a summer intensive and evening courses, the MA in Leadership is designed for working professionals and can be completed without relocating to Deerfield, Illinois.
The MA in Leadership prepares students to:
- Understand current and emerging issues in leadership.
- Employ transformation and resolution strategies within conflict situations.
- Apply culturally-sensitive, biblically-framed approaches to leadership.
- Demonstrate increased proficiency in the following competency areas: integrity/spiritual, interpersonal, strategy, and communication.
- Integrate leadership skills within the specialized context of their specific occupational and/or academic discipline.
|Course ID||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Years:|
|Undergraduate Course Work:|
|BI 101||Understanding the Old Testament||–or–|
|BI 111||Understanding the New Testament||3 hours|
|BI 210||Biblical Interpretation||3 hours|
|PH 180||Introduction to Philosophy||3 hours|
|Other general education courses and required major courses|
|Undergraduate general education requirements that will be fulfilled by graduate-level courses and need not be duplicated with undergraduate work:|
|ID 5001 Foundations of Integrative Thought replaces either BI 101 or BI 111|
|ID 5002 Foundations of Cultural Engagement replaces one course in the Religious and Ethnic Diversity subcategory|
|One LR course (3 hours) replaces 3 hours of undergraduate elective credit.|
|Upon completion of 70 hours with a 3.0 GPA, students must submit an application and letter of recommendation to Trinity Graduate School Admissions to be accepted to the Dual Degree Program.|
|Student takes ID 5001, ID 5002.|
|Summer Before Senior Year:|
|Optional: Student takes modular courses in the May/July summer sessions.|
|Student completes requirements for BA graduation.|
|Student takes graduate courses, schedule permitting.|
|—Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts Degree Completed—|
|Summer Following Senior Year:|
|Student takes modular courses in the May/July summer sessions.|
|Student completes coursework for MA program.|
|Student completes requirements for MA graduation.|
|—Master of Arts Degree Completed—|
*Ask your Admissions Counselor for more information about the prerequisite courses. Some students may be able to waive or take a challenge exam.