Online Master of Arts

Degree in Christian Leadership


Are you ready to take the next step in your journey of faith and leadership? Our online Master of Arts in Christian Leadership program here at Arizona Christian University empowers individuals like you to deepen your understanding of Christian principles and apply them to real-world leadership scenarios.


Why Choose ACU’s Online MA in Christian Leadership?

  • Biblically Integrated Curriculum: Each course that we offer here at ACU is rooted in Christian values, providing a strong foundation for ethical leadership in any context
  • Flexible Learning: Access your coursework from anywhere, at any time. Our online platform allows you to fit your education in and around your busy schedule
  • Experienced Faculty: Learn from seasoned professionals and scholars who are passionate about equipping you for effective Christian leadership
  • Practical Application: Gain skills and insights that can be immediately applied to your ministry, workplace, or community

Program Highlights:

  • Biblical Foundations: Explore the Old and New Testaments, Biblical worldview, and Christian apologetics to deepen your faith and understanding of the world around you
  • Leadership Principles: Develop the skills needed to lead with integrity, compassion, and effectiveness in a variety of settings.
  • Strategic Vision: Learn to develop and implement strategic plans that align with your organization’s mission and values
  • Cultural Engagement: Understand and engage with contemporary issues through a Biblical worldview, equipping you to lead in today’s dynamic landscape

Career Opportunities

  • Pastor
  • Leaders of nonprofit organizations
  • Christian school administrators
  • Ministry camp directors
  • Relief agency executives
  • Christian care managers
  • Employees of parachurch ministries
  • Other leadership positions in business and faith-based organizations

Admissions Information

Ready to embark on this journey of transformation? Our admission team is here to guide you through the application process and answer any questions you may have.

M.A. Christian Leadership




School of Graduate Studies

Arizona Christian University
Building 2000
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

(602) 489-5300

[email protected]

Frequency Asked Questions
How much is tuition?

We base our tuition on a cost-per-credit basis with each credit costing $450. Most classes are 3 credits each and there is a $45 tech fee per class. This means that each 3.0 credit class costs about $1395.

How long does it take to complete the program?

This program will take 16 months to complete if you maintain a full time course load of 9 credits per semester. This program is also formatted to continue through the summer to ensure that you can complete the program as fast as possible.

What is the online format like?

Our online classes are formatted to last 8 weeks and they are fully asynchronous. This means that the lecture material is prerecorded and you can log in to access the course material at a time that works well for you.

How many hours per week will I need to set aside?

We estimate that students will need to invest about 6-9 hours per week per class.

When can I start?

We have available start dates every 8 weeks. Contact a recruiter to see when our next available start date will be.

Can I transfer in credits from another college?

Absolutely! We are super transfer-friendly and do our best to transfer in as many credits as we can from an accredited institution. Reach out to one of our recruiters to have a free transfer evaluation completed.

Will my degree indicate that I completed this degree online?

No, it won’t! Nowhere on your transcripts or diploma will your degree indicate that you completed your degree online.