The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL) prepares men and women for organizational leadership roles in church, parachurch, missions, and marketplace contexts.


The MACL program at DTS is designed to help men and women learn who God has uniquely gifted them to lead in whatever ministry setting they are called to serve.

The Curriculum

The 2-year MA programs at DTS have a common core of Bible and theology coursework along with specific training in leadership skills that you can apply in your ministry context.

Immersive Learning

See the many ways students are prepared for a lifetime of fruitful ministry.

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Financial Aid

Through our donors and Foundation, we are able to offer hundreds of scholarships to students every year.

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Ministry Residency

Qualifying MACL students may complete a ministry residency at a local church, which includes two week-long intensives on the Dallas campus. This replaces the internship requirement.

Stories from our community

God has placed our graduates in a variety of settings including traditional church work, parachurch ministries, and schools, as well as in corporations and homes.

Dr. Josh Bleeker – Serving Leaders in Washington DC

Meet Dorothy Burton, Founder of Christians in Public Service

Chinzo Jargalsaikhan’s Passion to Bring Jesus to Mongolia

Program Details

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