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.
The EdS, EdD and PhD in Leadership are designed to meet the needs of mid-career leaders and provide an innovative and highly flexible program. Participants in this interdisciplinary program come from a variety of professional backgrounds including healthcare, business, education, pastoring, the military and government.
The Graduate Certificate provides specialized knowledge in the field without completing the full master’s degree.
Graduate Certificate: This 12-credit certificate can typically be completed for a student in two years.
MA: This 36-credit program can typically be completed by students in two years.
EdS: This 36-credit program can typically be completed by students in four years.
EdD and PhD: These 90-credit programs can typically be completed by students in five years.
Prospective students must submit their applications by the dates listed below.
Fall (August–December): July 15
Spring (January–May): November 15
Summer Session 1 (May–June): April 1
Summer Session 2 (June–July): May 1
Summer Session 3 (July–August): June 1
POINTS OF DISTINCTION
The program is designed around skill- and knowledge-based competencies.
Leadership and Learning Groups provide support and synergy.
All courses are available online.
The MA requires a bachelors degree (or non-U.S. equivalent) from an accredited institution and minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.60 (applicants with lower GPA may be admitted upon consideration of the composite profile).
The doctoral programs require a master’s degree (or non-U.S. equivalent) from an accredited institution and minimum graduate GPA of 3.30 (applicants with lower GPA may be admitted upon consideration of the composite profile).
Two recomendations for the Certificate and MA; and three for the EdS, EdD and PhD. Recommenders may be advisors, major professors or employers.
Resume describing employment, research or special projects.
Statement of Purpose reflecting your philosophical perspective, personal, professional and academic goals, and reasons for seeking the graduate program.
TOEFL, IELTS or PTE (academic): Students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores.
GRE General test from exam taken within five years- required only for doctoral programs.