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Program Curriculum

Required Core Courses (9 hours)

  • LEAD 500: Effective Leadership Studies
  • LEAD 525: Leadership Ethics
  • LEAD 600: Capstone in Leadership Studies

 Selected Core Courses (9 Hours)

In addition to courses outlines above, students must complete 3 elective courses. Online courses may be selected from the list below:

  • Research: Select 1 of the following courses (3 Hours):
    • LEAD 560: Applied Research Methods in Organizational Leadership
    • EDFN 500: Research Methods
    • SOCL 513: Methods of Social Research
  • Global/Team: Select 2 of the following courses (6 Hours):
    • LEAD 540: Leading Teams
    • LEAD 550: Leadership in Global Contexts
    • PS 520: Elements of Public Administrations (6)

Elective Courses (12 hours)

In addition to courses outlined above, students must complete 4 elective courses in combination with transferred hours relating to leadership.

  • Choose any 4 graduate courses (4XXG, 5XX or above) from areas such as Business, Communication, Political Science, Architectural Manufacturing Services, Student Affairs, and Psychology to fulfill elective requirements.

Please note the following as you plan your program of study:

  • Additional course options are available on campus. Please click HERE to see the full schedule of classes.
  • Students can also choose to enroll in a graduate certificate program and use up to 12 hours of courses to fulfill their elective requirements with advisor approval. 
  • A list of available graduate certificates can be found HERE.
  • Students may transfer up to 12 hours from another graduate program or institution to fulfill program requirements (if courses meet transfer requirements and advisor approval).

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 Last Modified 6/5/17