Frequently Asked Questions

What degree must I have completed for admission to the MA CL?
A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. The degree does not have to be in religion, although an undergraduate major or minor in Religion is the most beneficial.

How do I get started?
Submit the online admission form or mail the admission form found in Master of Arts in Church Leadership information packets. A $35 application fee should accompany the application. Submit official transcripts from all Colleges or Universities Submit three recommendations.

How much time will I have to spend working on the classes each week?
The simple answer is a very general statement of from 5 to 20 hours, but that isn’t very helpful. The real answer is that it depends on several variables. First, some classes cover material that you know more about than other classes. These will not be as difficult to grasp and master. Second, each week has a different set of activities so you will want to read ahead and plan your time. Third, some assignments are not due until the end of the class. If you put these off until the last week, you can have some weeks where you only work 2 or 3 hours. However, that will mean that the last week will be a very long and hard and you may spend most of your time on class work. Forth, it really depends on the student. For various reasons, some students read slowly and may spend more time than others on the same assignments. However, the same student may have very good memory and thus may retain information better than others.

The program is designed for Church Leaders and the assignments are designed for you to be able to overlap your work as a Church Leader and your work as a student. So, while you may spend 10 to 15 hours during a week on work for the class, much of that time might be also preparing for a leadership development class you are teaching at the Church.


How will I be informed of admission decisions?
We will send an email to advise you of your admission status. This will be our primary method of communication.

Are my books included in the tuition price?
Books are not included in the tuition price. Books can be purchased by calling the SNU bookstore at 405-491-6366.

What is the deadline for registration?
All materials must have been received 30 days before a group begins.

Where do I stay when I come for the on-campus modules?
There is limited on-campus housing available. Please call 405-491-6312 for availability. Otherwise, there are numerous hotels/motels close by. You can find a list of these on our website by going to the alumni and friends/hotels and housing near campus.