Master of Arts in Religion and Public Leadership (MARPL)

Our newest, fully online degree, the Master of Arts in Religion and Public Leadership, is especially designed for leaders from diverse vocations who want to enhance their skills through advanced study of religion, leadership, and public life.

The first of its kind at STH, students complete the MARPL degree over two years of part-time online study. This 32-credit hour program builds on core studies of public theology, ministry, and leadership and is intended to empower students right where they live and work. Classes will engage topics such as ecological faith and justice, leadership in interfaith settings, and disability and ministry in the public sphere.

The MARPL degree is completed entirely online. If you’re looking to advance your leadership capacities but want a program that allows you to stay rooted in your community, the MARPL program was developed for you. 

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Like all STH programs, MARPL students receive one-on-one advising and participate in specially designed online activities to support their advanced training as public leaders. Explore below for more program and application details and sign up for an information session with the Program Director.

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