Our degree program is designed to develop emerging leaders to become confident and effective servant-leaders for the 21st Century.

The MA in Leadership degrees are offered with two foundational curriculum themes – Transformational Servant Leadership and Values-Based Leadership. Our degree program is designed to develop emerging leaders using the Competency Model to become confident and effective servant-leaders for the 21st Century.


Our capstone project is a focused and facilitated Leadership Integration Project (LIP) that applies the leadership competency model, which each learner completes as part of the degree. This project improves leadership capacity and impact across the five diverse sectors upon which MA Lead focuses.

Students interested in the Thesis Track must submit an application. Contact the Program Coordinator (lead@twu.ca) for additional details. The Leadership Integration Thesis provides opportunity for students to conduct innovative independent leadership research. The process of research—from identification of a problem for investigation, research design, data, collection and analysis, to written report of findings—is the focus.


Master of Arts (MA)
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Anticipated Length

17 months full-time or 2.5 yrs part-time

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Delivery Method

Mixed model or fully online

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Start Date

January, May & September

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Tuition Total


Alumni Perspective

As an Indigenous educator and scholar, it was critical that I join a graduate program whose values aligned with the communities I serve. TWU’s MA in Leadership program nurtured my commitment to social and ecological justice through research, theory, and practice. It equipped me to pursue a doctoral degree to redress the legacy of oppression and marginalization of First Peoples and peoples with disabilities.
Heather Simpson, MA
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Our graduate programs offer a variety of scholarships, grants, awards, and/or assistantships that provide financial assistance for students registered in full-time graduate studies.

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Admission Requirements

Are you ready to advance your professional or academic career with a graduate degree? Find out what you need to join an innovative community committed to making a positive difference in the world for Christ.

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Graduate Certificate

Trinity Western University offers a Graduate Certificate in Leadership - an abbreviated form of the Master of Arts in Leadership for students whose time and financial resources are at a premium.

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