Organizational Development and Leadership, Leadership in Society Concentration, M.S.

Leadership in Society is the broadest Organizational Development and Leadership concentration, allowing you to select from a wide range of graduate courses in social sciences and humanities to best prepare for your own career goals.

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What Will I Learn?

The program allows you to:

  • Learn basic principles and theories of organizational development and the role of leadership
  • Enhance skills and knowledge in specified content areas
  • Combine theory with practical experience through an experiential capstone

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Meet Abolfazl Farajnezam

"The syllabus of the program is really interesting due to the fact that it will provide all the firsthand information that a prospective leader might need."

How Abolfazl Found Success at Ship

What are the requirements for this degree?

A minimum 2.75 GPA from your undergraduate experience, a one page goals statement matching your goals to the program's objectives and a resume are required for admission.

In addition to core and concentration courses, you must complete an experiential capstone.

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Organizational Development and Leadership, Leadership in Society Concentration, M.S. Degree Plan


Full-Time (30 Credits)

First Year

Fall Semester: 9 Credits


 

Spring Semester: 9 Credits


 

Second Year

Fall Semester: 6 Credits


  • Leadership in Society Elective Credits: 3 
  • Leadership in Society Elective Credits: 3

 

Spring Semester: 6 Credits


  • Leadership in Society Elective Credits: 3
  • Leadership in Society Elective Credits: 3
 

Planning Notes for all students:


  1. 30 total credits required
  2. Students can begin in any semester or term, including, fall, spring, winter or summer.
  3. Students can take elective courses in any semester or term. For list of electives, see program Organizational Development and Leadership, Leadership in Society Concentration, M.S. 
  4. Students can take core courses in any semester or term.
  5. The above sequence is for illustrative purposes only. Students can tailor their program to their individual needs.

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

Alumni from this concentration work in a wide range of settings from athletics and accessibility work to marketing, HR recruiting, workforce development, non-profit leadership and the public sector.

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have on Campus?

This interdisciplinary program offers a broad social science perspective on the interactions between leaders, followers and social structures. The highlight is an experiential capstone where you will put leadership into practice and gain valuable real world insights.