School of Theology and Ministry
Graduate Degrees

MA in Transformational Leadership

  • Credits Required

     Combining the study of leadership theory and practice, peacebuilding, ethics and spirituality, the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership program helps students become leaders for positive change.

    Unique Components

    At a time when societies around the globe are struggling to combat corruption and lapses of ethics, the world needs people who lead with the courage of their convictions. Students bring their specific vocational interests to the classroom to explore ways of bringing groups to new social consciousness, global understanding, and personal interconnectedness. Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry relies on expertise in the difficult task of integrating meaning-making, formation in spiritual practices leading to depth, and practicing skills toward leading communities to work toward justice. By teaching students to inspire others to make the world a better place, the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership prepares students to take their place as ethical leaders and social entrepreneurs in non-profit organizations, NGOs, social service agencies, mediation offices, community-based organizations and other settings.

    Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry designed and built this degree in 2008, with no degree of its kind available in the global community.

    Vocations of Alumni

    • Nonprofit Organizational Development
    • Fund Development Director
    • Executive Director, Ecumenical Organization
    • HIV/AIDS Case Manager
    • Business Owner, Technology Services
    • Environmental Leadership
    • Director of Strategic Partnerships

    Faculty Highlights

    Click below for profile information on some of the degree's core faculty. For the complete list of core and adjunct faculty, see here!

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     Degree Options

    Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership (MATL)
    The MATL is a program within Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry. Applications are processed through Graduate Admissions. The below option is also available through our partnership with the Seattle University School of Law.

     Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership (JD/MATL)
    The MATL/JD Joint degree program is designed to allow students interested in obtaining both the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership (MATL) and the Juris Doctor degrees simultaneously. This allows students to obtain both degrees in less time than if they were obtained independently. At a time when societies around the globe are struggling to combat corruption and lapse of ethics, the world needs individuals who lead with the courage of their convictions. The MATL/JD program prepares students to become a positive force for social justice in a dynamic world. Through the joint degree program, specified courses taken within the School of Theology and Ministry will count toward the JD degree and specified courses taken in the School of Law will count toward the MATL degree. Students are required to be admitted separately to both the School of Law and the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University.

    For information on Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry and the MATL degree, visit www.seattleu.edu/stm/matl/. For information on Seattle University's' School of Law, visit www.law.seattleu.edu/