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  • PAX 534 Foundations for Justice & Peacebuilding 1 (6 SH) 
  • PAX 634 Foundations for Justice & Peacebuilding 2 (6 SH)
    • Please note that for the 2021-22 year academic year, PAX 635 plus a 3 credit hour course from an approved list will satisfy the PAX 634 Foundations 2 requirement. 
  • PAX 535 Research Methods for Social Change (3 SH)


Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership Requirements

A Shared Block

Degree: Master of Arts
Semester Hours:

The Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership (MATL) is awarded upon successful completion of 36 SH. This includes a 21 SH required core, required skills courses, and electives. To enroll in this degree, the student will need to have been working in a professional setting (paid or volunteer) for at least five years.  Additionally, the student must have a location (work or community) where they are able to apply what they are learning.

To graduate the student must meet all course requirements, earn a minimum GPA of 3.00, and obtain formal approval of the faculty for graduation

Core Courses (21-22 SH)

  • PAX 533 Analysis (3 SH) AND PAX 532 Formation for Peacebuilding Practice (3 SH) - on-campus summer intensives
    PAX 534 Foundations of Justice and Peacebuilding 1 (6 SH) - residential fall class
  • PAX 535 Research Methods for Social Change (3 SH) - hybrid
  • OLS 510 Leadership for the Common Good (3 SH) - online
  • MBA 560 Stewardship, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (3 SH) - online
  • PAX 568 Transformational Leadership for Creating Change (3 SH) OR MOL 620 Transformative Leadership in Dynamic Contexts (3SH) - online
  • Praxis courses 
    • PAX 507 Praxis: Personal & Community Formation (1 SH)
    • PAX 508 Praxis: Project (1-2 SH)
    • PAX 509 Praxis: Integrative Capstone (1 SH)

Skills Electives (at least 6 SH)
A variety of courses focusing on leadership skills are available. Topics include:

  • Group facilitation and designing facilitated processes
  • Mediation and negotiation
  • Program evaluation
  • Circle processes
  • Finance and accounting
  • Project management and grant writing
  • Ministering in times of trauma
  • Pastoral care

Focus-Area Electives (8-9 SH)
These will be selected from CJP course offerings through consultation with program mentors to help students meet their professional development goals.  Courses may include, but are not limited to:

  • PAX 571 Restorative Justice
  • PAX 677 Restorative Justice Whole Systems Change
  • PAX 615 Leading Organizational Change
  • OLS 530 Organizational Behavior
  • CM 631 Churches and Social Transformation
  • CM 654 Race and Religion in America
  • CM 724 Racial Healing and the Blue-Eyed Soul
  • Currently, other OLS and MOL courses, or courses from Eastern Mennonite Seminary, can be completed upon request and with departmental permission.