Leadership Degree Programs

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN LEADERSHIP

The Graduate Certicate provides specialized knowledge in the field without completing the full master’s degree.

MA IN LEADERSHIP

The MA in Leadership develops leaders with a strong sense of personal mission and provides leadership skills to enhance their current work, launch innovative new projects, retool into new areas of management, or practice leadership in their community.

DOCTOR OF LEADERSHIP

The DLEAD program is designed for mid-career leaders who want to refine and refresh their leadership practice with an innovative and highly flexible program. This program requires a final Doctoral Project that focuses on applying program principles in a practical change project.

PHD IN LEADERSHIP

The PhD in Leadership is designed to meet the needs of mid-career academic leaders and provide an innovative and highly flexible program. This program requires a research-focused dissertation that helps participants grow as both leaders and researches.

POST-DOCTORAL CERTIFICATE

This program provides advanced training for those with a completed doctorate (PhD, MD, DDS, D.Min, etc.). Individuals may be pursue research, teaching, administration and/or practicums as determined on the basis of availability of senior faculty members. 

PROGRAM LENGTH

CERTIFICATE

  • 12 credits
  • Typically 1-2years .

MA

  • 36 credits
  • Typically 2-3 years.

DLEAD

  • 54 credits
  • Typically 3-5 years.

PHD

  •  60 credits
  • Typically 5-7 years.

POST-DOCTORAL CERTIFICATE 

  • 12-15 credits
  • Typically 1-4 years.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis (fall, summer and spring semesters). To be considered for our yearly summer orientation, prospective students are expected to submit their applications by June 1.

International students are encouraged to submit their applications by March 15.

POINTS OF DISTINCTION

  • Designed around specific skill- and knowledge-based competencies
  • Leadership and Learning Groups provide support and synergy
  • All courses are available online
  • Integrated program of theory and practice

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

MA IN LEADERSHIP

  • This program requires a bachelors degree (or non-U.S. equivalent) from an accredited institution and minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.60 (lower GPAs may be considered for strong profiles)
  • Two recomendations, from advisors, major professors, or employers, etc
  • Resume describing employment, research or special projects, etc
  • Statement of Purpose reflecting your philosophical perspective, personal, professional and academic goals, and reasons for seeking the graduate program
  • TOEFL, IELTS or PTE (academic): Only for students whose language of education is not English 

DLEAD & PHD IN LEADERSHIP

In addition to the MA requirements doctoral applications must include: 

  • Master’s degree (or non-U.S. equivalent) from an accredited institution and minimum graduate GPA of 3.30 (lower GPAs may be considered for stronf profiles)
  • Three recomendations, from advisors, major professors, or employers
  • A minimum of five years of professional work experience in a leadership setting is expected
  • A writing sample (e.g., published article, organizational document, research paper, etc.)
  • GRE General test from exam taken within five years

For more information please visit the Admissions page.

 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We are an international campus with a significant representation of international students. To learn more, please visit our International students page.

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FINANCES

To learn about tuition costs and scholarship opportunities please visit Student Financial Services.

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ENROLLMENT & ADMISSION

Phone: 855-428-4723 or 269-471-6321
Email: graduate@andrews.edu

LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Phone: 269-471-6580
Email: leader@andrews.edu