Master’s Degree Options

Master of Arts in Leadership
The master of arts in leadership is designed for working professionals and provides a deep foundation of problem-based learning about leadership from many different perspectives. The program is entirely online. Participants can expect to finish the program in two years. The master of arts can be applied to any field and is designed to help individuals explore how they are called to lead and can enhance their own ability to navigate personal leadership challenges. Click here to learn more >>

Master of Arts in Music Therapy
The Master of Arts in Music Therapy provides degree seekers an opportunity to enhance their breadth and depth of knowledge of a vocation that serves a growing segment of our population, in an atmosphere that emphasizes the satisfaction of lives led in helping others. You have already discovered your calling to assist those in need through music. A Master of Arts in Music Therapy from Wartburg College will equip you to claim a place of leadership in this field, as a spirited expression of your faith and learning. Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music and the American Music Therapy Association. Click here to learn more >>

2021-22 Graduate Tuition

Master of Arts: $2300 per course credit
Leadership Certificate: $2300 per course credit

Graduate Program Questions?
Please contact: 
Doug KoschmederAssistant Dean of the Faculty, (319) 352-8761 

Other Graduate Options

Graduate Leadership Certificate
The graduate leadership certificate provides a deep foundation of knowledge about leadership as an organic and systemic process that emerges from each individual in a unique fashion. The program is entirely online. Participants can expect to finish the program in approximately one year. The certificate program can be applied to any field and is designed to help individuals explore how they are called to lead and how they can enhance their own ability to navigate personal leadership challenges.  You will be mentored and receive a high level of support as you progress through the program. Click here to learn more >>

Wartburg degree credit is earned through course credits.  Other institutions may issue credits based on semester hours or quarter hours. The conversion table identifies the per course credit equivalencies. Contact the Registrar’s Office with questions. The college does not provide financial aid for certificate programs.

Semester Hours Quarter Hours Course Credits
4 5 1
3 4 .75
2 3 .5
1 2 .25
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Summer Term
Summer Term payments can be made in two installments without any finance charges. If half is not paid with each installment finance charges will be assessed. If you plan to take advantage of the Monthly Payment Plan (MPP) in the fall, payments for Fall Term will start in August.

Monthly Payment Plan
Wartburg College has partnered with Flywire to provide a secure and easy way to set up an interest-free monthly payment plan. This payment plan is designed to help spread out the remaining balance due into three to five equal payments per term. There is a $30 non-refundable set-up fee per plan. Students can add an authorized user (such as a parent/guardian) to the plan.  Enrollment will open mid-July for Fall Term, with payments due early August-early December and then again mid-December for Winter/May Term, with payments due early January-early May. Specific payment deadlines can be found on the Business Office website.  Once enrollment opens for the term, emails with sign-up information will be sent to students.