Master Degrees require a total of 40 credits beyond a bachelor degree. Students enrolling in a Master program will need to submit an official transcript for their bachelor degree.
If your undergraduate (i.e. bachelor) degree is in an area of Bible or ministry, or is from a Christian school and included courses in Bible or ministry, you will have the option of bringing in up to 10 credits toward this degree through transcripts from other schools or documented life experience. If your undergraduate degree is in a field unrelated to spiritual knowledge, all 40 credits must be earned from CLU.
After you take REN503 Communion with God, you will be allowed to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in choosing the courses you take for your degree, since He knows better than we do what knowledge and skills you will need to fulfill the plans He has for you.
Degrees offered at Christian Leadership University:
- M.B.S. Master of Biblical Studies
- M.C.A. Master of Christian Arts
- M.C.C. Master of Christian Counseling
- M.C.E. Master of Christian Entrepreneurship
- M.C.L. Master of Christian Leadership
- M.D.H. Master of Divine Healing
- M.Div. Master of Divinity
- M.I. Master of Intercession
- M.Min. Master of Ministry
- M.M.E. Master of Missions and Evangelism
- M.P.M. Master of Prophetic Ministry
- Th.M. Master of Theology
- M.W.M. Master of Worship Ministry
- M.Y.M. Master of Youth Ministry
These degrees require 40 credits of work beyond the Bachelor’s level and are offered for those who desire specialized advanced training in a specific area. Since the student is at a point of developing mastery in his life, one demonstration of this mastery will be the student’s involvement in working in conjunction with his advisor in selecting the courses for his degree.
The 40-credit Master degrees may include CLU courses, a Master thesis and practica.
The student may take any of the vast array of more than 100 undergraduate courses on the graduate level.
Many students come to CLU with a B.A. from another college. They desire to take the unique courses which CLU has developed and offered on the undergraduate level. This can be accomplished in the following ways.
You will begin with the course syllabus for the undergraduate course. This will lay out a foundational program in the area of your interest and will require two or three resources for your meditation. You will complete this and add further research, study and meditation choosing one of the suggestions below. A three-credit course would still be worth three credits. There are several possible avenues you may pursue, including but not limited to the following:
- You may read other books on the topic and write a report on them. This report should include:
- A summary of the truths, principles and concepts taught in the book;
- A record of what the Lord has said to you specifically through the book; and
- Any ways in which your life has been changed as a result of your meditation on this book.
- You may do a biblical research project on a topic related to any of the course objectives. (Refer to BIB390 Bible Research Methods for instructions on how to do such a project.)
- You may do a research project based on other than biblical sources on a topic related to any of the course objectives.
- You may prepare an original sermon, Bible study, study guide, or other instructional format to present what you have learned. (Note: You will receive a better grade on this if it is revelation-based!)
- You may teach the 12-week course to a group after you have completed it. If you choose this option, you will receive one extra credit free of charge. Teaching a 5-8 hour weekend seminar on the topic will also fulfill the graduate-level requirement, but you will not receive an extra credit.
Limits: A maximum of 20 credits may be awarded for the total of both transfer credits from other institutions and from credits earned for life experience. Of these 20, no more than 10 may come from credits earned for life experience.