Master of Arts in Religious Leadership and Administration

The NYTS Master of Arts in Religious Leadership and Administration (MARLA) is a 48-credit degree designed to prepare individuals for administrative leadership in churches, religious institutions and faith-based organizations. The administrative demands of modern institutions can be overwhelming. This degree integrates foundational theological education with the best management and leadership practices germane to faith-based institutions and non-profit organizations. Students learn the latest management strategies and are equipped with analytical and strategic skills that will promote growth, stability and cooperation in religious organizations. Graduates are prepared to serve as executive ministers, managers, and administrators.

 


 

NYTS Master of Arts in Religious Leadership and Administration
Curriculum Design

  All Year Fall Winterim Spring Summer

Year A ☆ Introduction to
Theological Education (2)
☆ First Testament (4) ☆ Exegesis Practicum (2) ☆ Second
Testament (4)
Administration &
Leadership Electives
June (2/3)
July (3)
August (3)

☆Seminar in Leadership Theory and Practice (4)


☆Christian Ethics (4)


Year B ☆ Practicum& Capstone
Fall & Spring
(2 & 2)
☆ Introduction to
Theology (4)
Elective
(2)
☆ Modern Church
History (4)

Administration &
Leadership Elective (4)


Administration &
Leadership Elective(4)

indicates required course for M.A. degree for NYTS

 

Suggested schedule of classes for completing the

MARLA degree in 2 years

48 credits needed to graduate:

20 Required Credits – General Theological Studies

Introduction to Theological Education (2 credits)
First Testament (4 credits)
Exegesis (2 credits)
Second Testament (4 credits)
Introduction to Theology (4 credits)
Modern Church History (4 credits)

12 Required Credits – Religious Leadership and Administration

Seminar in Leadership Theory and Practice (4 credits)
Ethics  (4 credits)
Practicum with Capstone (year-long) (4 credits)

16 additional elective credits in Religious Leadership and Administration

Must be approved by advisor (16 credits)

Total for MARLA degree: 48 credits

 

 

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