Northwest Nazarene University

Master of Arts in Leadership & Formation with an emphasis in Spiritual Formation

About the Program

NNU’s 36-credit Master of Arts in Leadership & Formation offers a specialization in Spiritual Formation. All our degree tracks are fully online and designed for busy adults. Our programs help you succeed by completing one course at a time in as little as 21 months—and with your summers off, too!

At NNU, your Spiritual Formation courses are interwoven with a strong core in Bible, Church History, Philosophy and Theology, offering rich opportunities for you to journey through your program alongside colleagues with a shared heart for ministry while expanding your engagement with graduate students from other specializations, traditions and cultures. This combination of focus and breadth is one of many things that makes NNU's program design unique.

  • 36 semester credits for degree completion
  • Fully online
  • Access to expert caring faculty
  • Federal Financial Aid and NNU’s zero-interest monthly payment plan are available to all who qualify

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Kalyn Vogelmann

Until I took my first class, I didn’t know how much I needed to study and grow theologically. After that class, I determined I never wanted to do another thing in ministry without this education. NNU’s school of theology has been here for my good!

Kalyn Vogelmann

Master of Divinity in Missional Leadership- Spiritual Formation