Master of Deaf Christian Leadership

Master of Deaf Christian LeadershipThe Master of Arts in Deaf Christian Leadership is designed to expand the Deaf student’s theological and biblical understanding and skill sets in leadership.

Skills acquired through this educational pursuit will equip one to better understand and work with people in both Deaf and non-Deaf communities with the purpose of moving others on to meaningful change through biblical, theological, sociological and psychological study.

Through the Master of Deaf Christian Leadership program, you will:

  • Master of Deaf Christian Leadershipexplore the meaning of Deaf Leadership
  • learn development of models for Deaf leadership and the need to accurately analyze various cultures in the Global Deaf Community
  • expand their understanding of both biblical and professional literature 
  • cultivate ongoing development in research and writing skills in relationship to Christian leadership in various global Deaf communities
  • engage in advanced dialogue on indigenous leadership and articulate such in written and verbal (signed) form
  • develop a broader frame of reference in relation to various cultures and societal needs and how leadership approaches influence outcomes

All courses are taught in American Sign Language, without voicing assistance, therefore, every student enrolled in this major must be fluent in American Sign Language.


Master in Deaf Christian Leadership

To be eligible for acceptance into the program, you must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Complete and submit the Graduate Student Online Application.
  • Demonstrate (resume) a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible work experience and currently hold a leadership or management position.
  • Submit a five-page essay or a 20 minute vlog detailing your leadership philosophy. Submit additional materials (not to exceed 15 pages) demonstrating your writing, research and critical thinking skills.
  • Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Send official transcripts of credits earned at all institutions of higher education.This program will accept up to six transfer credits of graduate education, depending on applicability.
  • Submit a letter of reference from your organization endorsing your participation in the program.