Program Comparison

Which Vanguard Graduate Program in Religion is right for you?

Master of Arts in Leadership Studies (MALS) Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
Designed For leaders

pastors

managers at non- & for-
profit organizations

those seeking a doctoral
degree

teaching pastors

those desiring additional training in biblical studies & theology

those seeking a doctoral
degree

Length Just over 2 years 2 to 3 years
Format(s) 8-week classroom-based

hybrid (in-class and online)

8-week classroom-based
Prerequisites Required None Old Testament Survey

New Testament Survey

Cost $17,550 $21,600
Elective Coursework None 4 courses
Class Size Under 20 Under 20