Master of Arts in Christian Leadership
California Baptist University

Program Details

The online MA in Christian Leadership degree program from California Baptist University is designed for those currently serving in church leadership as well as those seeking career advancement into leadership roles. Students gain a philosophical and theoretical background in relevant leadership principles, preparing them for leadership roles in churches, nonprofit organizations, and elsewhere. Graduates possess an understanding of:

  • Personal and organizational strategic thinking 
  • Leading change in an organizational setting
  • Interpersonal and organizational communication
  • Use of power and accountability in authoring and leading
  • Modeling, mentoring, and disciple-making at a personal level as well as within local church and professional contexts


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 for conditional admission; 2.75 GPA for unconditional admission consideration
  • Official transcripts
  • Essay

School Accreditation Statement

WASC Senior College and University Commission

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents in: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington D.C., or Wisconsin.