Christian Leaders Institute's
Academic Partnership Institutions

Christian Leaders Institute offers a variety of academic partnerships with highly regarded colleges, universities, institutions, and seminaries. 

Whether students are interested in using their CLI degree to pursue a Master’s program or desire to transfer their credits to an undergraduate program, there are many exciting opportunities.

Explore the list of Academic Partnerships below to learn more!

Liberty University

LU is a private Evangelical university that offers over 600 degrees at the Bachelor, Master or Doctoral level - online and in-person. CLI students are eligible for this transfer partnership and can transfer their college credits. LU outlined several Bachelor degrees that might be of interest to CLI students, including:
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (a very customizable degree that allows students to select specific areas of study), Bachelor of Science in Bible, Bachelor of Science in Cultural Engagement, and Bachelor of Science in Religion.

Northpoint Bible College and Seminary

Northpoint Bible College exists to teach and train students for Excellent Pentecostal Ministry in fulfillment of The Great Commission. NPBC accepts CLI graduates into their graduate program after they have passed a Biblical Knowledge test and have successfully presented an academic paper.

Calvin Theological Seminary

Calvin Seminary is a Reformed seminary that is globally recognized for its theological richness. Students who complete the Bachelor of Divinity program through CLI are eligible to apply for admission to the M.Div, MA, and MTS programs at Calvin Theological Seminary.

Western Theological Seminary

Western is an evangelical and ecumenical community of faith and learning in the Reformed tradition. They will accept into their Master of Divinity degree CLI Bachelor's of Divinity degree graduates. The Western Theological Seminary Admissions Department can help with the application process.


NationsUniversity’s mission is to build authentic faith and train Christian leaders. By focusing on Bible and ministry, students will develop the knowledge and skills needed for service in the Kingdom of God through any of the three graduate programs offered. Due to the demonstrated quality of CLI alumni, NationsUniversity joyfully accepts qualified graduate program applicants who have completed their bachelor’s degree at CLI.

City Vision University

CVU is a non-profit Christian university that offers undergrad degrees in non-profit management, counseling, leadership as well as Masters of Business and Orgizational Leadership. City Vision recognizes course credit and degrees from CLI.

Northern Seminary

Northern Seminary is an online and in-person Christian school that offers a range Master's degrees. Northern Seminary will accept into their Master of Divinity degree program Christian Leaders Institute Bachelor of Divinity degree graduates.

Vision International University

Vision International is an American interdenominational Christian Seminary that offers distance education and online academic degree programs designed to prepare people for professional ministry. CLI has a reciprocal agreement with Vision International University. Students and Graduates of CLI can transfer credits to Vision International University and vise versa

Kairos University

Kairos University allows you to deepen your roots in your local community by working with a mentor team and crafting an educational journey that encourages face-to-face interaction in your community.

Evangelical Seminary (Kairos)

The Kairos Project is a family of seminaries, including Evangelical Seminary. CLI students are welcome to apply to a Master of Divinity or Master of Arts Degree. Students within Kairos work with a three-person mentor team to determine and adapt assignments in light of their needs, ministry context, and prior learning. The experience is a completely customizable journey of discipleship that prepares you to flourish in your vocation. The cost for tuition is just $300/month.

Sioux Falls Seminary (Kairos)

Sioux Falls Seminary is a private Baptist seminary and is also a part of the Kairos project. They offer Masters programs in Divinity, Leadership, Arts, and Counseling.

Interested in any of these opportunities and have further questions? We encourage you to reach out to the partner institution as well as our Registrar’s Office (

If you are a Christian Leaders Institute student, please be aware that you must become accepted to Christian Leaders Institute to be eligible for these partnerships. To learn more about the admissions process, click here.