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Graduate Catalog

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Servant Leadership





  • Transfer Credit
    Participants may transfer up to nine credits of prior graduate coursework into the M.A.S.L. program. Credit will only be granted for coursework completed within the last 10 years at a regionally accredited university. Requests to transfer credits should be made in writing to the program director by the end of the student’s first semester of coursework. Requests must be 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 M.A.S.L. program learning outcomes and 2) have earned a B or better in the prior coursework.
  • Portfolio
    MASL students often bring a level of experience and knowledge to academic programs that has been acquired through work, training, or life experiences. The portfolio is a participant’s self-prepared record of prior learning in the areas of professional training or personal and professional experiences. Viterbo University recognizes the value of that learning, and awards academic credit for it through our Credit for Prior Learning programs. 
    • A maximum of nine elective credits may be awarded for significant, relevant,previousexperiences that bear directly on being a servant leader in the workplace or ministry. Note: The maximum number of program credits students can earn through a combination of transfer credits and portfolio/credit for prior learning is nine credits.
    • For procedures and forms required to apply for Credit for Prior Learning, students should consult with his or her academic advisor.
    • Cooperating Programs
      • Master of Arts in Servant Leadership participants may wish to consider earning elective credits by portfolio through excellent cooperating programs. To be considered for portfolio credit, these programs must be completedpriorto matriculation into the MASL degree program.
  • 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.


  • SVLD 601, 602, 604, 610, two credits of 690, 18 credits chosen from SVLD 555, 588, 603, 650, 651, 653, 655, 657, EDUC 603, 608, EDUL 635, ETHL 531, 532, MGMT 512, NURS 515, or 675