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Graduate Studies - Master of Arts

Wisconsin Lutheran College offers an affordable and convenient Master of Arts program that develops and empowers educational leaders to make a difference in their classroom, school, district, or corporate training setting.

  • At Wisconsin Lutheran College, we are committed to making a positive impact on education, one learner at a time. Our Master of Arts curriculum is focused on developing servant leaders with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to increase achievement and build communities of lifelong learners.

    Complete your master's degree online from one of the top Christian colleges in the nation!

    What really stood out during my time of study was the availability of the professors. Sincere care for each student is evident in the master's program, and reflects what WLC seeks to instill in its education students - specifically, that teachers are in the business of people and building relationships. 
     - Tim Koepsell '13

    Master of Arts students - through their study, experience, and research - make significant contributions to the field, and assist in selecting paths that make a transformational difference in student learning and achievement.

    Specialize In: 

    At Wisconsin Lutheran College you can: 

    • Study results-oriented curriculum focused on student achievement; 
    • Attend class online or in a blended format, depending on specialization; 
    • Make a positive impact on your classroom, workplace, and career.

    Here are a few quick steps we recommend to help you get started on your way toward earning your master's degree:

    • REQUEST INFORMATION or contact your personal enrollment advisor at 414.443.8782 or via email for a personalized program plan.
    • Complete the FREE ONLINE APPLICATION and begin the following steps:
      • Work with your personal enrollment advisor to:
        • Ask your employer or other references to complete your program recommendation form. Recommendations should not be completed by family members or relatives.
        • Electronically submit your goal statement.
        • Submit a professional writing sample from prior college coursework.
      • Please visit the website(s) of your former college(s) or university(ies) and request your transcript(s) be sent to your personal enrollment advisor. Please consult your personal enrollment advisor if you have questions about placing a transcript request.
      • Mail your official transcript(s) and documents or request them to be sent to:

        Wisconsin Lutheran College
        Adult & Graduate Studies
        8800 West Bluemound Road
        Milwaukee, WI 53226


    As a student seeking admission, you must have completed your bachelor's degree from an accredited higher education institution.

    Students may take up to six credits prior to acceptance to the program. Prior to acceptance in the Master of Arts program at Wisconsin Lutheran College, you must provide the following:

    • Recommendations: Two recommendation forms, to be completed by your employer or others (excluding family members or relatives);
    • Personal goal statement: Describe your professional aspirations as well as your motivation for program enrollment and election of WLC as your graduate school of choice.
    • Professional writing sample: Provide a writing sample from prior college or professional work. The sample may be in the form of a detailed lesson or unit plan, an article on an education topic, research paper, essay, or other document demonstrating your writing proficiency;
    • Interview: An interview may be required, following an initial evaluation of the applicant

    If applicable, ask your personal enrollment advisor about additional admission requirements for your individual Master of Arts specialization.