Western Seminary

Western Seminary, San Jose Campus

Master of Arts in Ministry and Leadership



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts In Ministry and Leadership

Format: Online

Program Description:

This program is fine-tuned to train students with the necessary skills for developing a biblical understanding of leadership within the context of their particular area of ministry. To achieve this goal, students will receive foundational courses in understanding the Bible, theology and spiritual formation along with fostering a practical context for becoming an effective leader within a global and missional context of ministry.

Program specializations provide students with a range of elective courses to focus their program’s direction and shape, opening doors for future opportunities in vital ministries. We offer students the option to work with an advisor to design their own specialization, creating flexibility and freedom to tailor one’s electives according to their passions and ministry direction.  












































































Western Seminary is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), the accrediting body for theological schools in the United States and Canada.

International Student Requirements:

1. Request a Pre-Application Questionnaire. When pre-admission standards are met, a formal application will be sent. 2. Complete the formal master's application, including sending a $50 application fee, statement of Christian experience and personal references. Official transcripts are required from all institutions attended following secondary school. To be official by U.S. standards, the transcript must be sent directly from the college or university to the Admissions Office of Western Seminary. 3. Present proof of mastery of English. 4. Present proof of financial support. 5. The issuing of the Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Student Status (Form I-20), which is essential when requesting a visa. This cannot be done until all materials are received. 6. The Seminary recommends that application materials be received by March 1 for the upcoming fall semester. June 30 is the deadline for completed materials to be received.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Theological seminary or other faith-related institution

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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