Women’s Leadership Cohort

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Earn your Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies with like-minded leaders in a safe, intimate learning cohort.

What’s your heart in developing this vision? The Women’s Leadership Cohort at Denver Seminary open to speakers, authors, writers, Women’s ministry leaders, women in church and parachurch ministry and anyone who has wanted to attend seminary. It is an opportunity to receive formal theological training with the added benefit of learning in a safe community of like-minded leaders. This intimate cohort offers the flexibility of online learning as well as in-person connection which helps accommodate your travel, speaking, and writing schedules. You’ll have the opportunity to deepen your love and knowledge of God and His word, which in turn impacts those you seek to encourage, teach, and influence.

“Deepen your love and knowledge of God and His word, which in turn impacts those we seek to encourage, teach, and influence.”
Vivian Mabuni, speaker, author, bible teacher and podcast host

Get Started

We are excited to announce the next WLC cohort will launch Fall of 2024! The application deadline is April 1, and spots will be limited, so get started on your application right away. Please reach out to an Admissions Counselor, if you have any questions.


  • As a closed, invitation only cohort specifically for women in leadership, provides a safe space to grow with those you know.
  • Students will earn a fully accredited Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies.
  • A distance-based degree with specialized on-campus intensives in the Summer.
  • Courses will be in Old Testament and New Testament biblical and theological studies, Christian Doctrine, and Church History, along with Mentored Formation and specialized offerings exclusive to this cohort.
  • A discounted tuition rate that will never increase.
  • Program will take 3 years to complete.

Hear Vivian Mabuni, creator of the Women’s Leadership Cohort, share her vision behind founding the cohort on Denver Seminary’s Engage360 Podcast.

Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies

Within the Master of Arts degree program and the major in Biblical and Theological Studies, students gain a deeper knowledge of the Bible and its historical context, the nature and character of God, the person and work of Christ, and the nature of sin, as well as an understanding of major theological systems.

The MA Biblical and Theological Studies is a 40-hour degree that is a theologically rich, historically rooted, and contemplatively engaged approach to apprenticeship to Jesus as the essence of life. Students will learn modern strategies for discerning and interpreting the theology of Scripture.

Some of the courses you will take.

  • Thinking Biblically and Theologically
  • Mentored Formation
  • Gospels and Acts
  • Epistles and Revelation
  • Survey of Christian Doctrine I and II
  • Israel’s Early History and Poetry
  • Kingdom of Israel and Prophets
  • New Testament Theology
  • Historical Theology
  • Old Testament Theology and Religions
  • Biblical and Theological Integrative Project

Why study at Denver Seminary

Our students are invited into high quality, rigorous education that challenges them academically and critically. We aren’t going to tell you what to think—we are going to help you learn how to think.

Our community is represented by over 50 denominations and is uniquely known for demonstrating steadfast dedication to the unchanging foundations of biblical faith, our commitment to charitable orthodoxy, and the deep relationships formed among faculty and students. Our beliefs are lived tangibly through the pursuit of faith-filled scholarship, missional commitments, and the work of our 6,000 alumni who serve across the globe, engaging the needs of the world and sharing the life-changing power of the gospel every day.

“I love the collaborative learning environment at Den Sem! Their renowned academic rigor is easily matched by their genuine warmth and approachability of the professors and other students. Scripture makes it clear that God wired us for intimate community – first with Him and then with each other – and the stellar team at this top notch school totally gets that. ”
Lisa Harper, speaker, author, bible teacher, podcast host, and Denver Seminary student