Master of Arts: Organizational Leadership Concentration

Master of Arts – Online

Facilitate Progress and Growth.

You will enhance your ability to bring leadership to an organizational team and bring that team to its goals. Earn credit as you gain experience in your current ministry or career to practically apply what you learn.

Accessible and Customizable 

At just 30 credits, CSU’s online Master of Arts degree prepares you for careers and enhances your ministry as a Christian leader in as little as two years. Enjoy the flexibility of an online program grounded in the Word of God.

    Geoffrey Pearson

    Master of Arts,
    Union, KY

    The idea of organizational leadership was appealing to me because I enjoy working with non-profits. Many of the courses I took were on managing or running an organization like a non-profit or the theological and spiritual side of running a Christian non-profit.

    About Your Program

    What Will You Learn?

    Lead organizations well by learning about people, teams and systems through a biblical lens.

    Learn through actual experiences

    Clarks Summit University partners with Eleven:6 and Pilgrimage Educational Resources, where you will earn credit for experiential learning within the context of your current ministry or career.

    Lead with solid vision and clear direction

    As a graduate, you will be equipped to effectively and biblically lead others within your organization.

    Create a healthy and productive work environment

    Your understanding of organizational dynamics will enable you to maintain a productive environment for team members.

    Your Courses

    Each of your courses is taught from a biblical worldview. You’ll interact within small class sizes and with professors who really care about you and your goals. You’ll not only receive quality academics to prepare you for the next steps in your career and ministry, but you’ll also get mentorship to prepare you for life.

    All courses are 3 credits unless noted.
    Course Descriptions can be found in the catalog.

    Bible and Theology
    • Required – 3 credits; choose 1 course
      • How to Develop a Biblical Worldview [TH511]
      • Survey of Doctrines [TH517]
      • Developing a Biblical Worldview [TH532]
    • Electives – 9 credits

      Choose 1 course

      • Communication of the Word [BI551]
      • Organizations as a Learning Community [OL502]
      Organizational Leadership Electives
      • Leadership in Active Learning Environments [OL501]
      • Organization as a Learning Community [OL502]
      • Strategic Thinking [OL503]
      • Development of a Dynamic Team [OL504]
      • Governance and Administration of Non-Profits [OL505]
      • Financial Management of Non-Profits [OL506]
      •  Risk Management [OL507]
      • Organizational Communication [OL508]
      • Spiritual Disciplines for Ministry Leaders [OL509]
      • Emotional Intelligence [OL510]
      • Nonprofit Management [OL511]
      Online Program
      Start Dates

      March 13, 2023
      May 15, 2023
      August 21, 2023
      October 23, 2023
      January 15, 2024
      March 18, 2024



      Program Highlights 

      • Build relationships as you learn closely with your professors and interact with your classmates online.
      • The fully accredited degree is completed entirely online.

      Learn to organize teams to achieve goals. 

      You will learn how to lead more effectively in your current ministry or career in practical online classes that you can fit in with your schedule. 

      Invest in Your Future

      When you earn your master's degree, you'll open new doors in your career and ministry. CSU works hard to ensure you receive the best value in education with competitive tuition rates, many ways to qualify for discounts and individualized support.


      complete your degree in as little as two years

      credit hours

      cost per credit (before any discouts)


      students who qualify for discounted tuition


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