ACU is an accredited, private, non-profit, Christian university in Glendale, Arizona, offering a wide variety of degrees preparing students for successful careers, while remaining committed to its vision of transforming culture with biblical truth.

Courageously Christian

Earn two degrees from two leading institutions in five years, rather than the six years it typically takes to complete the same two degrees. Students who complete the Integrated Disciples Program in partnership with Dallas Theological Seminary may receive a B.A. and M.Div./Th.M. equivalent by the time they graduate college.

Seminary Partnerships

ACU is proud to be home to some of the most respected university professors in the nation. You get a finer education by studying closely with experts in each field. We are evangelical, non-denominational, and friendly, with a place for every student.

Experienced Faculty

Take the First Step

Are you ready to embark on an inspiring journey as a powerful leader with a biblical worldview? Join Arizona Christian University and earn your Master of Arts in Christian Leadership degree to ignite congregations, ministries, and organizations in both the for profit and not-for-profit sectors. With this program, you'll experience personal and spiritual growth while unlocking new opportunities to serve the Lord in your career.

Our Christian leadership degree is perfect for aspiring leaders in the church, ministry, or business settings. Here at ACU, you'll establish a strong foundation of biblical principles and practical business knowledge, gaining valuable insights into leadership and management best practices. This unique blend of theological studies and administrative skills will empower you to make a positive impact.

Take charge of your calling today, transform lives, and make a difference. Join us at Arizona Christian University for an exciting journey towards becoming a dynamic and influential leader in the Christian community. Let your passion and purpose shine!

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Career Opportunities


Relief Agency Executives

Christian Care Managers

Ministry Camp Directors

Leaders of Nonprofit Organizations

Business Leadership

Christian School Administrators

Employees of Parachurch Ministries

  • Discover the best practices in Christian Leadership
  • Gain a holistic understanding of Scripture & Biblical Foundations of Christian Leadership
  • Develop effective communication, teamwork, and collaborative skills
  • Gain the knowledge and confidence to advance your career in Christian leadership
  • Utilize tools to build relationships with diverse stakeholders 
  • Learn how to lead through crises, conflict, and change. 
  • Sharpen critical thinking skills to generate creative solutions to complex challenges.

Arizona Christian University “ACU” is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Some programs and classes may be offered through accredited third-party partnerships.

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What can you expect?

  • Convenient Learning Format: All classes are 8 weeks. Access your coursework from anywhere, at any time. Our online platform allows you to fit your education in and around your busy schedule.
  • Experienced Faculty: Learn from seasoned professionals and scholars who are passionate about equipping you for effective Christian leadership.
  • Practical Application: Gain skills and insights that can be immediately applied to your ministry, workplace, or community.
  • Biblically Integrated Curriculum: Each course that we offer here at ACU is rooted in Christian values, providing a strong foundation for ethical leadership in any context.

Total Credits & Course Length:

Total Credits: 36 Credit Hours

Course Length: 8 Week Classes

Program Length: 16 Months

Transfer Credits:

Transfer in up to 9 credits from an accredited institution. Submit an inquiry form to find out how.

Tuition Rate:

Online: $550 per credit

Masters of Christian Leadership

Admissions Information:

Ready to embark on this journey of transformation? Our admission team is here to guide you through the application process and answer any questions you may have.

*All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

*Some careers may need additional certification

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How much is tuition? 

  • We base our graduate tuition on a cost per credit basis with each credit costing between $550-$700. Most classes are 3 credits each and there is a $45 tech fee per class.

How long does it take to complete the program? 

  • Our Master’s degrees take 2 years to complete if you maintain a full time course load throughout the entire degree

What is the online format like? 

  • Our online classes are formatted to last 8 weeks and they are fully asynchronous. This means that the lecture material is prerecorded and you can log in to access the course material at a time that works well for you.

Will my degree indicate that I completed this degree online?

  • No it won’t! Nowhere on your transcripts or diploma will your degree indicate that you completed your degree online.

Can this fit this degree into my already busy schedule?

  • We have designed our online degree programs with busy people like you in mind. We estimate that online students only need to invest about 6-9 hours per week per class! Not only that, you will have a dedicated advisor there to help support you along the way. These degrees are specially designed to fit into your already busy lifestyle.

When can I start?

  • We have available start dates every 8 weeks. Contact a recruiter to see when our next available start date is.

Can I transfer in credits from another college?

  • Absolutely! We are super transfer friendly and do our best to transfer in as many credits as we can from an accredited institution. Reach out to one of our recruiters to have a free transfer evaluation completed.

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  • Success Coaches: You will have your own success coach to help you navigate your journey through the program, pray with you, answer any questions that may arise, and ensure you are set up for success.

Take the leap and become a Christian leader - 

with a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership!

Unleash your potential as a Christian leader with a Masters of Christian Leadership from Arizona Christian University. Be equipped for a lifetime of dedicated service to Christ and inspire change in the world. Whether you aspire to be a pastor, administrator, executive,  director, or manager in a faith-based not for profit, or for profit, this program will empower you to make a profound impact. Explore opportunities in youth groups, corporate teams, churches, parachurch organizations, as well as other leadership positions in business and faith-based organizations.

Take charge of your future and become an influential Christian leader today.