Master of Professional Studies in Organizational Leadership Curriculum

All courses are available through the Virtual College. An on-campus program can be constructed through careful advising. International students should work closely with their program advisor to assemble a program of student using course delivery modes that meet their visa requirements. Please consult with program advisor Dr. Brent Goertzen to inquire about this concentration. Please note that the following deadlines for admission consideration have been adopted by this program:

Priority Deadline for Fall Admission                                     March 1

Final Deadline for Fall Admission                                          July 1

Priority Deadline for Spring Admission                                October 1

Final Deadline for Spring Admission                                     December 1

Prospective students seeking admission into the MPS in Organizational Leadership degree should submit all application materials by the priority deadline in order to receive full consideration to the program. Applications received after the priority deadline will be evaluated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis until either the cohort is full or the final deadline is reached.

Core (9 Credit Hours)

  • LDRS 801: Theoretical Foundations of Leadership (3 Credit Hours) Online
  • IDS 802: Ways of Knowing (3 Credit Hours) Online/on-campus (Spring)
  • LDRS 810: Qualitative Research Methods in Leadership (3 Credit Hours) Online

Major (12 Credit Hours)

  • LDRS 802: Organizational Systems, Change and Leadership (3 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 807: Leadership in Teams and Collaborative Environments (3 Credit Hours) Online
  • POLS 856: Advanced Research Methods (3 Credit Hours) Online
  • LDRS 811: Organizational Intervention Strategies
    (LDRS 801 and 810 are pre-requisites) (3 Credit Hours)

Cognates (6 credits)
select two of the following

  • LDRS 600: Seminar in Organizational Leadership (3 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 640: Principles of Civic Leadership (3 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 650: Principles of Organizational Leadership (3 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 670: Leadership and Personal Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 818: Ethical Leadership (3 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 870: Readings in Organizational Leadership (3 Credit Hours)
  • IDS 805: Global Challenges: 21st Century Promises and Perils (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 611: Human Resource Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 614: Training and Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 606: Conflict Management through Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 611: Organizational Culture and Climate (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 613: Recruiting and Interviewing Techniques (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 614: Organizational Coaching and Mentoring Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 665: Social Entrepreneurship (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 670: Grant Proposal Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 679: Community Theory and Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • PSY 845: Experimental Methods (3 Credit Hours)
  • PSY 846: Program Evaluation (3 Credit Hours)
  • GSCI 625: Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)

Project or Internship (3 Credit Hours)

  • LDRS 890: Internship in Organizational Leadership -or-
    LDRS 895: Research Projects in Organizational Leadership (3 Credit Hours)

TOTAL: 30 Credit Hours

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