Master of Arts in Servant Leadership (MASL)

Degree Type
Area of Interest
Business and Leadership
Degree Level
College of Business, Leadership, and Ethics

The Master of Arts in Servant Leadership is designed for individuals who aspire to deepen their leadership skills or become servant leaders. By promoting ethical decision making, theological reflection, leadership skills, and public activity, the program supports and affirms people who seriously embrace their vocation to serve. Our classrooms provide an opportunity for students to engage in conversations that provide a language of articulating and promoting servant leadership philosophies and practices. If you care about growth and development of others, building healthy communities and thriving cultures, encouraging ethical decision making, and integrating faith or a higher purpose with your work this is the right program for you.




Transfer Credit
Participants may transfer up to nine credits of prior graduate coursework into the MASL program. Credit will only be granted for coursework completed within the last 10 years at a regionally accredited university. Requests to transfer credits must be made in the student’s first semester and accompanied by an official transcript from the institution at which prior credits were earned. To be considered for credit, students must: 1) demonstrate the relevance of the prior coursework to existing MASL program learning outcomes and 2) have earned a B or better in the prior coursework.

MASL students often bring a level of experience and knowledge to academic programs that has been acquired through work, training, or life experiences. For more information on how students may earn graduate credits for prior learning, see the Credit for Prior Learning policy under the Academic Policies and Regulations (Alternative Credit) section of the catalog.

Course Cancellation Policy
In the event that a weekend class must be cancelled due to an event beyond the control of Viterbo University and/or the Master of Arts in Servant Leadership program (e.g., weather, faculty illness, etc.), every effort will be made to reschedule the class. The professor will issue a revised syllabus and make-up coursework.


Learning Outcomes
  • Critically analyze, apply, and reflect on the theories and practices of servant leadership in a variety of contexts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate the theological and philosophical foundations of servant leadership.

Nonprofit leadership emphasis: the above requirements, including six credits from MGMT or SVLD courses approved by MASL program chair. In addition, students pursuing this emphasis must focus their research project on issues related to nonprofit organizations.