MA in Ministerial Leadership

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As the flagship master's degree of the Barnett College of Ministry & Theology, the Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership (MAML) at Southeastern University (SEU), facilitated by UMA, is an experience that will broaden your pastoral knowledge while enhancing your own spiritual journey.

About This Degree

Pastors and ministry leaders with graduate degrees bring a higher caliber of preaching, teaching, and leadership to their congregations. Your MAML classes will give you strategies to sharpen your character and the theological, biblical and practical knowledge to improve your local ministry.

Our experienced professors, many with decades of experience in both teaching and leading, will help you navigate the personal challenges in Christian leadership, such as balancing the need to be open and honest while also practicing sound judgment. We'll also give you methods to meet the diverse needs of a congregation in the 21st century.

This program also includes concentration options in leadership practices or practices of ministry. These concentrations allow you to customize your studies and gain relevant skills for your chosen professional path.

Degree Concentrations


If you are just starting a ministry career or sensing a call to shift into ministry from another career field, we encourage you to take the Ministry Concentration. It will give you a broader range of ministry skills as well as a solid foundation in the Bible and Christian theology.

This degree will help you:

  • Develop both leadership and ministry skills
  • Evaluate organizational progress and effectiveness
  • Gain skills in collaborative problem-solving and planning


The Leadership Concentration is designed for those who have been in vocational ministry for several years and want to hone their leadership skills to enable them to lead at a higher level.

Program Details:

  • Pentecostal focus and spirituality
  • Pentecostal scholars as faculty
  • Multiple modalities for courses

Program Details

Credit Hours: 36

Tuition: Ask info here.

SEU flexible course options are designed with your busy schedule in mind, and you’ll receive personalized attention and support from educators with years of experience.

Contact your admission counselor for details about transferring your prior college credits to SEU, here.

Career Ideas

SEU online MA in Ministerial Leadership degree provides you with the necessary skills to pursue several career paths. Some of the potential career outcomes include:

  • Pastoral staff
  • Parachurch leader
  • Overseas missionary
  • Church planter
  • Campus pastor
  • Church administrator