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.
To be considered for admission to the program, candidates must have a:
- Minimum 3.0 undergraduate cumulative GPA AND a minimum of three years of progressively responsible work experience
- Minimum 2.7 undergraduate cumulative GPA, a minimum of three years of progressively responsible work experience, and GRE score or MAT score in the 50th percentile or better.
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)
- Official GRE or MAT scores (if applicable)
- 2 letters of reference
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.
Waiver of GRE/MAT
Candidates to the Master of Science Leadership Studies program 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.
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