Where can this degree take me?
The MA in Leadership program is intended for faith minded individuals who want to enhance their leadership capabilities. Perhaps you are a mid-range manager who wants more education to help press in on your increasing responsibilities. Perhaps you are someone who feels that God has called you to work with a diverse group of individuals to realize certain ambitions, but you realize you need more tools to do this well. Perhaps you are enrolled in another Graduate or Divinity school program and want to add a second degree to hone your skills for success in an organization. The MA in Leadership program might be the bridge that helps you get to the next level.
What makes the MA in Leadership Distinctive?
Christian convictions should make a difference in how one leads. Trinity draws from a long Christian intellectual tradition that informs our curriculum. We seek to bring faith, life, and learning to bear on the endeavor of leadership. This commitment is clearly demonstrated in our approach to various topics such as ethics, followership, and mentoring.
The MA in Leadership degree emphasizes connection to expert practitioners and mentors. Integration of a practitioner’s perspective in every area of discipline is a core value. Building networks of relationship with field leaders is a priority in every course.
As our world becomes increasingly globalized, so does the task of relating cross-culturally for the leader. Engagement with culture from a Christ-centered foundation that is intellectually rigorous and highly relevant is our perspective. We are committed to high standards of research, thinking, and living as a means of preparing students to be responsive leaders in the face of an ever-changing context. Students on our campuses represent over 30 different countries and every corner of the US. For those who have not fully wrestled with the changing dynamics of contextualization, or the skills to communicate sensitively in a cross-cultural environment, this program will provide opportunities to reach that potential.
Designed for the Life Engaged Learner
Learners bring a wealth of understanding from their life and vocational experience; they should not have to disengage from current responsibilities to be a better leader. Our program is designed to accommodate work obligations while allowing students to make timely progress and we work closely with our students to ensure they stay connected even when other commitments arise. A motivated part-time student can complete this program in as little as 36 months, mostly attending one night a week. Additionally, daytime, modular, and online classes are available, and our program coordinator will work with students to help them complete program according to their scheduling needs.
What will I study?
The majority of coursework is split between core leadership studies and emphasis/elective options. Students complete their work with a capstone project or integrative paper.