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Application Deadline

Summer 2018 Priority Deadline, February 5th

Master of Arts in Theology and Leadership

Our online degree brings theological reflection and leadership together in a unique online program.  You will not only learn more about Christian theological traditions, but also gain insight and real tools to become a more effective leader in your church, organization and community.

Expand your Skills

Our curriculum gives you a strong foundation in theological studies, but you will also gain expertise in the practice of leadership.  Our program offers a foundation in leadership with elective courses from the Organizational Leadership program.

Develop your Calling

Whether you are already involved in a ministry or mission-oriented position, or are interested in moving in that direction, our program will equip you to work in a variety of fields including:

  • Ministry
  • Lay Ministry
  • Campus Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Chaplaincy
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Religious Education
  • Education

Extend your Community

You will gain a connection to others who are committed to social justice, community and service.  Our cohort model means you will share your experiences with the same group of students from start to finish, including during two on-campus visits that enhance community building. Earning your degree from Gonzaga also gives you access to our vast alumni network.

Stretch your Mind

Our expert faculty are committed to your theological education.  You will gain personal attention as they help you achieve your goals both inside and outside the classroom.

Heighten Your Awareness

You will be immersed in a rich online learning environment that will expose you to a variety of ways to build community not only at home, but across the world.

Student Testimonials


I decided to get my masters in theology because I want to be a campus minister, and I saw receiving my masters as the first step in that process. I hope this degree will give me the opportunity to work more fully in the ministry field. As a person, I know it has already begun to strengthen and deepen my faith. Continue reading…


I have many reasons for returning to academic study. The greatest two reasons are to better serve the congregation I am a part of and to better serve my wife and children. Continue reading…

At a Glance



Average completion time

8 semesters

Cost per credit



Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities


Online (Spokane, WA)

Admission cycles

May start – cohort


2 campus visits required (3 days in the first summer, 5 days in the second summer)


The M.A. in Theology and Leadership Program offers scholarships to new students. For more information: Admissions at 1-866-380-5323.

Tuition Reduction

Gonzaga University provides a 35% tuition reduction to qualified full-time teachers, principals and pastoral/diocesan ministers working in schools or parishes under the auspices of the Diocese of Spokane. More information: Admissions at 1-866-380-5323.


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“#3 Best Colleges for Veterans in the West” by U.S. News & World Report, 2018

“#7 Best Value Among West Regional Universities” by U.S. News & World Report, 2018

“#13 Best Alumni Network” by Princeton Review, 2015

“#1 Best Value Among Private Colleges and Universities in the State of Washington” by Money Magazine, 2014

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