The Master of Theology in Pastoral Leadership
The Master of Theology in Pastoral Leadership is a focused program designed to equip pastors spiritually, academically and professionally for 21st-century church leadership.
Through inspiring courses, you will explore church growth and church planting, servant-minded strategic and visionary leadership, the latest in church law challenges, the practical side of pastoring, comprehensive church administration, and how to breathe new life into your sermons.
Relevant topics include Church Communication and Dynamics, Strategic Organizational Leadership, Leadership Decision Making, Church Administration and Finance, Influence Expansion Techniques, Advanced Homiletics, etc.
Potential Career Options: Pastor, Associate Pastor, Church Planter, Missionary, Christian Administrator, Non-Profit Leader
You may also be interested in exploring our master degree in Biblical Studies, Christian Ministry, and Christian Leadership. Click here to see more opportunities.
Your Experience Matters…
HCU Graduate Studies-Prior Learning Experience (GS-PLE) credits are available. You may qualify for up to 9 credit-hours, constituting three 3-credit graduate courses, in an HCU graduate degree program for prior professional experience.
Graduate Studies-Prior Learning Experience credits may be awarded to the graduate student who has professional experience in the ministry or in relevant business activities. Awarded graduate-level academic credits are based on experience, life-long achievements, and years of professional service and training.
Interested graduate students should contact an Admissions Advisor to begin the process of applying for HCU Graduate Studies-Prior Learning Experience credits. The “HCU Graduate Studies-PLE Worksheet/Application” is available upon request and in the HCU Graduate Studies Academic Catalog. A $50.00 non-refundable Graduate Studies PLE Assessment Fee is required for submission and assessment of the HCU Graduate Studies PLE Worksheet/Application. A “per credit-hour awarded fee” will also be assessed based upon the number of credits-hours awarded to the graduate student. Click here for more information.
The Master of Theology in Pastoral Leadership Core Courses
|Course Prefix||Course Title||Credits Hours|
|HCUG 5003||Introduction to Graduate Studies in Ministry and Theology||2 Credits|
|PMIN 5023||Applied Leadership||3 credits|
|BIBL 5153||Biblical Hermeneutics||3 credits|
|PMIN 5213||Strategic and Visionary Leadership||3 credits|
|PMIN 5013||Practical Pastoring||3 credits|
|PMIN 5043||Advanced Homiletics||3 credits|
|PMIN 5343||Pastoral Care||3 credits|
|PMIN 5223||Church Law for the 21st Century||3 credits|
|PMIN 5353||Church Administration and Finance||3 credits|
|PMIN 5113||Ecclesiology: Universal and Local||3 credits|
|THES 6003||Thesis||3 credits|
|Total Credit Hours Required||38 credits|
|* Please contact an Admissions Advisor for more information. Program subject to change.|