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William Jessup University Introduces First Online Degree Program
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William Jessup University Introduces First Online Degree Program

ROCKLIN, CA. – William Jessup University, the Sacramento region’s only residential four-year private university, announced today it will be offering a new Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL) program with a concentration in Christian Ministry.

The customizable program, the university's first graduate level degree program offered fully online, allows students to tailor their education curriculum to meet their specific career goals and areas of interest, while also balancing biblical, professional, and personal development objectives.

The Christian ministry concentration addresses the need for ministry-specific leadership training, equipping leaders with a unique spiritual formation curriculum, adaptable to church or society and applicable to real-life experiences.

The program requires 36 units of coursework and is attractive to faith leaders with busy schedules who seek an affordable and flexible program.

“I believe in leadership and the importance of equipping men and women for transformational leadership in our world,” said Dr. John Jackson, President of William Jessup University. “You can apply this degree to leadership in a variety of settings. This degree will be high quality, very practical, and deepening to one’s soul. It will equip people as a professional to increase their ability to serve well and lead well.”

Career paths through this program include:

  • Senior Pastor (leading a congregation)
  • Executive Pastor (managing, leading staff)
  • Church staff member (leading small groups, children, youth, men, women, worship)
  • Nonprofit organization staff
  • Missions leadership (regional, international)

 “The fully online degree program provides a compelling and customized approach to leadership education, grounded in well-distilled, relevant, just-in-time learning,” said Dr. David Timms, Dean of the School of Christian Leadership. “It balances biblical, professional, and personal development in a unique blend, particularly for people transitioning from the corporate world to Christian ministry of some kind.”

The MAL program has the approval of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ Senior College and University Commission. WASC is a regional accrediting agency serving a diverse membership of public and private higher education institutions throughout California and several other regions.

William Jessup is the first and only WASC accredited, private four-year Christian university to have its main campus located in the greater Sacramento region. The University has an array of undergraduate programs, an accelerated program format for adults, and also offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with a Math or English single subject or multiple subject teaching credential, that is available at its Rocklin campus.

For more information, please visit www.jessup.edu or call (916) 577-2200.

 

William Jessup University

Founded in 1939 by William Jessup, the university moved to Rocklin, California, in August 2004. WJU is the first and only WASC accredited private four-year Christian university to have its main campus located in the greater Sacramento area, offering degrees in many different disciplines, including Bible and Theology, Biology, Business Administration, Christian Leadership, Creative Arts, English, Family & Children’s Ministry, History, Intercultural Studies, Kinesiology, Liberal Studies & Credentialing, Math, Music, Organizational Leadership, Pastoral Ministry, Psychology, Public Policy and Youth Ministry. In addition, the university offers a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Master of Arts in Leadership. WJU also has a School of Professional Studies (SPS) at its campuses in Rocklin and San Jose. Program concentrations include Business Administration, Christian Leadership, Counseling Psychology, Criminal Justice, Organizational Leadership, Public Administration and a Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Credential Program. For more information, please visit www.jessup.edu or call (916) 577-2200.

 

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