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Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership & Administration

MATLA Program Overview

Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership and Administration Degree

The MATLA Degree Program, both in our hybrid flex and fully online format, seeks to offer maximum learning opportunities to “prepare faith and thought leaders to engage in “relevant, restorative and revolutionary ministry.” The MATLA Program envisions “a diverse and inclusive community of learners” and provides resources, tools, and strategies for effective leadership with a special focus on the urban context, with global perspectives.

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MATLA Program Requirements 

Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership & Administration Program

The Master of Arts in Religious Leadership & Administration degree program is open to women and men who:

  • possess a BA, BS, or equivalent undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college (applicants holding degrees or diplomas from another country may be required to provide a translated copy and to provide further information to help the admissions committee determine equivalency).
  • demonstrate evidence of an ability to do graduate level study, primarily assessed through the written answers to the application essay questions and through recommendations.
  • are able to articulate in a manner that is appropriate to their own experience and faith tradition an understanding of their call to serve in the specialized area of congregational or non-profit organizations.
  • currently belong to a community of faith that recognizes or expects the applicant to exercise his or her calling to leadership and administration; or be willing to work within such a community of faith, exercising her or his calling to congregational administration.

If you want to be a part of a diverse & inclusive community NYTS is the place for you.

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