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Master of Arts in Community Leadership (MACL)

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Master of Arts in Community Leadership (MACL)

Admission to the graduate and certificate programs in community leadership is based on an evaluation of undergraduate work, professional experience, and leadership potential. Students may enter the program at the beginning of the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters.

A candidate for admission must submit the following materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  • Completed application form
  • $50 application fee
  • Statement of intent describing:
    1. What do you hope to learn from the Master of Arts in Community Leadership degree program and how will you use what you learn?
    2. What is your approach to community work and/or social change?
    3. What are the most important skills, experiences, and personal characteristics you bring to the Westminster learning community?
  • Two professional recommendations from current or previous supervisors and/or professors using forms provided by the Office of Graduate Admissions
  • Professional résumé detailing all job titles, areas of responsibility and related activities
  • Official college or university transcripts from all colleges and universities attended showing proof of baccalaureate degree earned from a regionally accredited institution.


When an individual's application file is complete with required documents and according to application dates, the application materials are evaluated by the MACL Admissions Committee.Once accepted into the program, the applicant must submit a $250 tuition deposit within 30 days or less, which guarantees a place in the entering class. Westminster operates rolling admissions, so it is best to apply as soon as possible. To preserve the faculty to student ratio, space availability in each class is limited. Westminster College reserves the right to close the class earlier than dates specified if enrollment goals are met before those dates.