Master of Arts in Community Leadership Website
About the MACL

 What makes Westminster's
Community Leadership degree unique?

  • Collaborative and Distinctive. This degree is a collaborative program drawing on Westminster's outstanding graduate programs in the Schools of Business, Education, Arts and Sciences, and Nursing and Health Sciences.
  • Local Connections. Westminster's abundant connections to local community organizations open up tremdous opportunities for students to have hands-on, real-world projects and experiences.
  • Personal Attention. With no more than 30 students joining the MACL program each year, you're guaranteed an extraordinarily high degree of personal attention and teamwork among classmates and professors.
  • Actively Engaged. Westminster's unique environment for learning enables active participation in classes and the ability to tailor class assignments to students' professional goals.
  • Experienced Faculty. Courses are taught by expert Westminster faculty in collaboration with experienced community leaders.

Chris Bray

“It takes business, government, and nonprofits working together to make a successful community. Exceptional leadership skills are needed to ensure this collaborative work moves forward.  Education plays a major role in ensuring the new workforce has the knowledge and experience needed to navigate the ever-changing environment we live in. The more we can work toward common goals the better our community will become.  This work is not easy but it is fulfilling.”  
- Chris Bray, Executive Director, Utah Nonprofits Association 

DEGREE EMPHASIS
Comprehensive Track
International Track
New! Arts and Cultural Leadership

Program Standards

Leadership: Students will  demonstrate skills in leading non-profit and other types of organizations and community efforts.

Management: Students will  demonstrate skills in managing non-profit and other types of organizations and community efforts.

Community Organization and Advocacy: Students will demonstrate skills in conducting research in communities, and use those skills to effectively and creatively organize communities and advocate in public-policy arenas.

Communication Skills: Students will communicate effectively orally, in writing, and through various media.

Critical, analytical, and integrative thinking: Students will demonstrate critical, analytical, and integrative thinking.

Global Consciousness, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Awareness: Students will reflect critically on their role as global citizens, their role as leaders in the community, and ethical issues in their practice.

Collaboration: Students will work collaboratively with peers, faculty members, and community members throughout the program.

What classes will you take?