Trinity Western University

Graduate Program in Leadership (M.A.)

Graduation Requirements

A participant who completes all requirements described on the program checklist is permitted to graduate. Graduation occurs during the first October after completion of all required course work and the major project. These must be completed by the end of September to be a full participant in the October graduation.

On-Campus Foundational Courses: 15 sem. hrs. (May/July sessions)

Online Specialization Stream: 15 sem. hrs. (offerings cycled over two years)

Scholarly Inquiry and Research Methods Course: 2 sem. hrs.

Major Project: 6 sem. hrs. (or Internship 690P/691P in special circumstances. Arranged with the director to a total of 6 sem. hrs. with a major project of no less than 3 sem. hrs. of Directed Studies 680D)


  1. All students must take the on-campus program courses beginning with the first May/July session.
  2. To have degrees designated with a specialty, students must choose one of the five specializations and complete 12 sem. hrs. in that stream.
  3. Subject to the stream coordinator’s approval, students may choose one course outside of their specialization and still qualify for a specialty degree. If no specialty is required, students may select any five courses outside of Health Care and Education courses.
  4. Education courses are offered in a classroom setting at TWU each summer. Students in this stream need to check with the Education stream coordinator regarding the summer offerings. Students choosing this option are not bound by the 25-month completion date.
  5. Directed Studies may be available through arrangements with the director.

Program Checklists and Requirements:

MA in Leadership

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