Northeastern Seminary

The M.A. in Transformational Leadership is a 53-credit program and is designed to equip Christian leaders in a variety of contexts for faithful, effective ministry to the church and the world. Built upon the foundation of a deep, sustained engagement with biblical and historic Christian thought, the program prepares leaders who are not merely pragmatists, but rather thoughtful, reflective practitioners of leadership that is truly Christian. Students will understand that character is the indispensable foundation of effective Christian leadership and will learn to make their own personal and spiritual formation a priority of their leadership. In addition to their significant work in Scripture, theology, and spiritual formation, students will learn models and principles for leadership that are truly transformational. Best practices in Christian ministry and the business world will be explored, and students will have the opportunity to put their learning into practice in a full year internship experience. A capstone research seminar is required of all those enrolling in this degree program.

This degree program is designed to enable students to:

  • Provide effective leadership within their organizational context and to understand the essential role of personal and spiritual formation in the life and work of a transforming leader

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the social and ethical demands of leadership and formulate a life-long plan for balanced personal and professional growth

  • Develop a philosophy of leadership grounded in well developed biblical, theological, and leadership realities

  • Enhance their potential by applying transformational principles to the practice of leadership within the context of their vocation

  • Interpret the rapidly changing culture, and design and implement strategic initiatives to meet today's challenges

Program Check Sheet

Program Specifics

Students meet on a one-night-per-week schedule as part of a cohort of up to 27 students for the first year to two years. One additional year is needed to complete other required courses and field education requirements. NES also offers an accelerated program. Contact for details.


To be admitted as a regular student in any of the Master of Arts programs at Northeastern Seminary, the applicant must:

  1. Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

  2. Complete the application process.

  3. Demonstrate readiness for graduate-level academic work and be approved by the Seminary Admissions Committee.


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