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MS Leadership Development

Course Description

The Master of Science in Leadership Development (MSLD) program addresses the principles of individual-based leader development within the discipline of leadership, focusing on processes that build the capacity of groups. The major goal of the program is to prepare candidates capable of applying knowledge, critical analysis, improvement strategies, and research to common challenges encountered in business, community, educational and nonprofit organizations. This program focuses on meeting students' varying needs through relevant content and innovative, real-world experiences maximizing their opportunities for both personal and organizational transformation. The curriculum includes integrated hands-on experiences to facilitate the mastery and application of key leadership competencies.

Visit the website http://education-human-services.wright.edu/academics/catalog/programs/leadership-development-ms

Admissions Requirements:

In addition to meeting requirements for admission established by the Graduate School, candidates to the Master's in Leadership Studies (MSLD) program must submit to the Graduate School a three page expository essay on a topic of your choice.

Two letters of recommendation, and a current resume are to be submitted to the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations.

The MSLD selection committee will contact applicants for an admission interview.

The MSLD program is a cohort program that begins once a year with the start of the fall semester. Application to the Graduate School, essays, and letters of recommendation are due no later than April 1 of each year. Early application is encouraged.

- Waiver of GRE/MAT
Candidates to Leadership Studies master's degree programs, may not be required to submit passing GRE or MAT scores if their cumulative undergraduate GPA is a 3.0 or higher.

Candidates must meet the requirements for admission established by the Graduate School. If testing is required, candidates must score in the 50th percentile or better on the Miller Analogy Test (MAT) or the Graduate Records Exam (GRE).

Program Learning Outcomes:

- Formulate problem statements, ascertain and collect relevant data, and utilize the correct methodology in order to both delineate and solve problems in the real world.

- Effectively communicate to peers, subordinates, and supervisors in a professional manner both orally and in writing.

- Have developed a thorough understanding of the organizational environment and roles of individuals, teams, and groups as required to make strategic-level decisions in the organizational environment.

For additional information:

Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations - http://education-human-services.wright.edu/leadership-studies-in-education-and-organizations

College of Education and Human Services - http://education-human-services.wright.edu/

For more information, including degree requirements and graduation plans:

View Leadership Development, MS on university catalog site - http://catalog.wright.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=2&poid=1256

Find out how to apply here - http://www.wright.edu/apply

Graduate Scholarships

Wright State University offers several scholarship opportunities to graduate students, including:
• Graduate assistantships
• Tuition scholarships
• Fellowships
• Stipends

Often these awards require the student to serve in an employment-like capacity for the awarding department or college in order to be eligible and maintain eligibility. Visit the website: https://www.wright.edu/raider-connect/financial-aid/graduate-scholarships

Visit the MS Leadership Development page on the Wright State University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Have an earned bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

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