Master of Arts in Servant Leadership


Master of Arts in Servant Leadership

Change Your Life, Change the World.

Program Goals

This program brings together people who aspire to leadership positions in community, business, and ministry. By promoting ethical decision-making, theological reflection, leadership skills, and public activity, the master's program in servant leadership supports and affirms people who seriously embrace their vocation to serve in the world and the church.

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Servant Leadership, participants will be:


Knowledgeable servant leaders. They will be able to:

  • articulate a vision of servant leadership as a vocation;
  • apply the theories and practices of leadership and service in relationship to a life of virtue;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the theological and philosophical foundations of the common good.
  • Organizational change-agents. They will be able to:

  • demonstrate understanding of organizational and institutional mission, culture, and dynamics;
  • plan, implement, and assess a servant leadership project that demonstrates a commitment to the common good.

Reflective individuals. They will be able to:

  • integrate faith and work through individual and communal ritual, contemplative and reflective exercises;
  • articulate an understanding of the relationship among leadership, power, and authority;
  • practice hospitality that demonstrates a reverence for diverse people and cultures.

The program meets the unique needs of servant leaders in non-profit organizations, business, government, health care, ministry, and education while assuring fulfillment of the expectations related to an accredited program in higher education. Various educational methodologies appropriate to the adult learner with life and professional experience are incorporated into the curriculum plan.


Program Options

Courses are offered via five methods of delivery, choose one format or combine them all!

During the Spring and Fall Semesters

  • 3 Weekend format, Friday evenings from 5:30 –10 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m.– 5 p.m
  • Online courses
  • Blended courses meet for 2 or 3 full Saturdays on campus and online.

During the Summer Semester

  • International travel plus independent study course work.
  • 4 day intensive, on campus, during the two-week Summer Institute.
  • 4th annual Viterbo Servant Leadership Conference, June 28, 2018.


Contact Us

For information, contact:
Nicole Van Ert
Interim Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment
College of Business and Leadership
Viterbo University
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601
1-800-VITERBO, 1-608-796-3616