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Wagner Information

Inspired in 1998​ by​ ​a​ ​prophetic​ ​word​ ​from​ ​Cindy​ ​Jacobs,​ ​C. Peter Wagner, ​built upon his​ l​egacy of devel​opin​g world​ ​changers​ ​by​ ​creating​ ​Wagner​ ​L​eadership Institute (WLI). In​ ​2010, Dr. Wagner ap​pointed​ ​Dr.​ ​Che​ ​Ahn​ ​as​ the​ ​International Chanc​ellor​ ​and under his leadership WLI spread into ​nu​merous​ ​regional​ ​schools throughout​ ​the​ ​U.S.​ ​and into 11 nations. I​n 2017, WLI became Wagner University (WU). Today, Dr. Che Ahn contin​ues to​ ​lead​ ​WU ​into​ ​a​ ​new​ ​paradigm​ ​for​ ​uniq​ue training in practical ministry.


Unlike traditio​nal ​seminaries,​ ​WU focuses​ ​on​ ​equipping​ ​‘in-service’ leaders​ ​with a creative, revelatory style ​of​ teaching​ ​and​ ​learning,​ as​ well​ ​as​ ​impartation​ ​and activation, with the opportunity for hands-​on,​ practical application and ministry. Our cohorts and hybrid study options allow you to work as you go, enabling you to earn a ministry degree from anywhere in the world in under 24 months.

Educational Principles

WU’s educational principles can be summarized as two equations; 2+5=7 and 5+7=12

(2) ​means the restoration and reviving of 2 missing functions in the five-fold governance structure: Apostles and Prophets, as mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12:28 and Ephesians 4:11.

(5) ​means the restoration of apostolic governance through training and equipping the body of Christ to function in their 5-fold ascension gifts and callings.

Educational Principles

(7)​ means the whole society that is described in the 7 mountain strategy, encouraging believers to take dominion in all areas of society, for total societal transformation and the fulfillment of the Lord’s Great Commission . These seven mountains are business, government, media, arts and entertainment, education, the family and religion.

(12)​ means government and authority in the Scripture: Jesus Christ has Lordship over all heaven and earth. He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords.

Degree Programs

Wagner University offers several different degree programs with courses structured in a three categorized road map model.

Our hybrid study model includes​ ​both online and onsite study formats. Students will complete between seven and eight core courses online as well as three required face-to-face residential trainings. Each program takes as little as 20-24 months to finish. 


Tuition may be paid on an annual basis with payments made online. There is also the option for a monthly payment plan (including a 3% interest rate) during the 24-month degree program.







Program Overview

Wagner University provides its instruction through a rigorous guided online study in a cohort format. With an advanced online learning system, a well-designed course structure, and a cohort mentor, students will gain valuable knowledge, discuss best practices, and further develop their leadership skills.

Our programs consists of 1 introductory course, 10 core courses, 3 residential training sessions, and 1 dissertation or final project. Each student is assigned to a specific cohort throughout the duration of their program. There is no set academic calendar with student progress varying from cohort to cohort. Therefore, based on the four pillar model, there is no semester concept in this roadmap. Each course is approximately 8-10 weeks in length depending on the program.

Cancellation or Postponement of Cohort Policy

Wagner University may cancel or postpone courses that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements (typically, this number is 10 students or less). In the event of a cancellation, students will be asked to wait until a full cohort of students is ready to begin. Financial penalties will not be assessed for cancelled courses. The University also reserves the right to dismiss a student involved in university discipline who has ceased to participate in courses, or for other reasons deemed necessary by the Vice-Chancellor.

WU Graduation Requirement Policy

In order to graduate and participate in the ceremony, each WU student must:

  1. Have completed at least 95% of the program (includes assignments, papers, electives and final project). Please note that your diploma will be held until all work has been completed.
  2. Have their program tuition paid in full.
  3. Pay all graduation fees (diploma, cap and gown).

In the case that you still have 5% of your program papers and assignments outstanding, you may still be permitted to walk in the ceremony with the understanding that they must be completed by the set deadline of the graduation year. ​In this case your diploma will be held for you in our office until everything is turned in on time.

Citations - Plagiarism Policy

An important reason for using citations appropriately is to avoid allegations of plagiarism. See the following comments from Dartmouth College:

“Plagiarism is intellectual theft. It occurs when you use the words or ideas of others without acknowledging that you have done so. If you are aware of a source, use an idea or quotation from this source, and fail to cite it, then you have plagiarized—regardless of your intent.

“If you quote from a source, you must specifically mark the quoted material and immediately cite the source. Place the quoted text in quotation marks or format it as a block quotation. Your citation should appear at the point of quotation, either in parentheses or in a footnote or endnote. Listing the source in a bibliography [or reference section] does not, by itself, constitute proper citation; you must cite at the point of use.

“If you paraphrase an idea or special information from a source, you must cite that source.

(Sources and Citations at Dartmouth, https://writing-speech.dartmouth.edu/learning/materials/sources-and-citations-dartmouth)

Online Policy

As a technological requirement, each student must have a computer and the ability to access the internet. Each student can use the WU Moodle app on their smartphone or electronic devices to access the online courses and fulfill all assignments. Tuition does not include the purchase of materials, resources, electronic devices, internet services and any technological needs that are required to participate and complete courses. 

Any inappropriate communication between students online will not be tolerated. Wagner University requires its’ student to treat one another with honor and respect.  

Integrity Policy

All institutions of higher learning preach academic integrity. Given the legacy of Wagner University and the values that birthed it and mark it to this day, we require all students to live up to the spirit as well as the letter of integrity in all areas, not just academically.

All academic work should represent the independent thought and activity of the individual student, and work that is borrowed from another source without attribution or used in an unauthorized way in an academic exercise is considered to be academic dishonesty that defrauds the work of others and the educational system. Engaging in academic dishonesty is a serious offense for which a student may be disciplined or dismissed from a program.


Complaints and Grievances

Wagner University provides a means by which a student may file a grievance or an appeal for academic and student life issues, excluding violations of the Standards of Conduct. Examples include the appeal of an academic dismissal, academic integrity violation, or denial of a request for a grade change.

An appeal is a student-initiated response to a faculty or university determined decision. A justifiable cause for a grievance shall be defined as 1) any act by any university employee that, in the opinion of the student, adversely affects the student and is perceived by the student as malicious, prejudicial, or arbitrary, or 2) an arbitrary or unfair imposition of sanctions.

See the Student Handbook for more information and policies 

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WU captures the innovation of e-learning courses with the strength of hands-on residential training and impartation. Students build community  in the first year of courses with a cohort, learning together online as well as participating in face-to-face residential trainings throughout the program.