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Leadership Development, MS

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Program 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.

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission to the program, candidates must have a:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher on any previous graduate work, if applicable
  • Minimum of three years of full-time or equivalent work experience

Candidates to the MSLD Program must submit to the Graduate School the following:

  • Written 2-3 page goal essay
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended (except Wright State)
  • 2 letters of reference
  • Resume

The MSLD program is a cohort program that accepts applications year round with new cohorts starting every fall semester. Go to www.wright.edu/msld for more information or to apply.

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.

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Program Requirements:

Leadership Development

In addition to meeting requirements for graduation established by the Graduate School, candidates for the Master of Science degree will be required to complete the prescribed program of study listed below.

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