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Master of Science: Leadership Development

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Master of Science in Leadership Development

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Program Overview

The Masters of Science in Leadership Development (MSLD) is a multidisciplinary program designed to serve the needs of:

  • Emerging and aspiring leaders who wish to better understand their own leadership strengths areas of development or are interested in the development of leadership capacity within their organizations.
  • Professionals interested in furthering their studies at the graduate level in human resource management, human resource development, and student service higher education administration.

Program Requirements

  • 36 hours of coursework
  • At least one emphasis
    • Higher Education
    • Human Resource Development (Training & Development)
    • Human Resource Management
    • Multidisciplinary
Course Credit Hours
Core Courses
MSLD 242 - Living, Learning, and Leading in the 21st Century 3
MSLD 243 - Moral Leadership 3
MSLD 244 - Leadership Development 3
MSLD 245 - Organizational Savvy and Communication 3
MSLD 246 - Business Acumen and Strategy 3
MSLD 247 - Global and Team Leadership 3
MSLD 248 - Organizational Development and Leading Change 3
MSLD 291 - Capstone Seminar 3
Higher Education Emphasis
MSLD 282 - Foundations of American Higher Education 3
MSLD 283 - The College Student 3
MSLD 284 - Seminar in Student Personnel Services 3
Elective 3
Human Resource Development (Training & Development) Emphasis 
MSLD 262 - Human Resource Development 3
MSLD 263 - Performance Consulting 3
MSLD 264 - Designing and Delivering Learning 3
Elective 3
Human Resource Management Emphsis 
MSLD 272 - Human Resource Management 3
MSLD 262 - Human Resource Development 3
MSLD 273 - Total Rewards, Staffing, and Performance Management 3
MSLD 274 - Employee Relations, Labor Relations, and Employment Law 3
Multidisciplinary Emphasis 
Students who prefer a more customized and flexible program sequence may opt for the multidisciplinary emphasis.  This emphasis includes four elective courses selected from other MSLD courses in HLM, HRD, or Higher education or approved courses from other Drake University graduate programs in business administration, public administration, communications, counseling, or education.
Total Hours 36

 

Concentrations

Graduate concentration options are offered to students who hold an undergraduate degree and are interested in completing only a select number of courses in an area of interest.  This is not a complete master's program.

Course Credit Hours
Higher Education Concentration 
MSLD 282 - Foundations of Higher Education 3
MSLD 283 - The College Student 3
MSLD 284 - Seminar in Student Services 3
Electives - Choose two courses from the following
MSLD 243 - Moral Leadership  
MSLD 245 - Organizational Savvy & Communications 3
MSLD 246 - Business Acumen and Strategy 3
MSLD 247 - Global & Team Leadership 3
MSLD 248 - Organizational Development and Leading Change 3
MSLD 298 - Special Topics 1-3
**COUN 220 - Career Counseling 3
**COUN 224 - Assessments 2
**COUN 225 - Human Development 3
Human Resource Development (Training & Development) Concentration 
MSLD 262 - Human Resource Development 3
MSLD 263 - Performance Consulting 3
MSLD 264 - Designing and Delivering Training 3
Electives - Choose two from the following
MSLD 244 - Leadership Development 3
MSLD 245 - Organizational Savvy and Communication 3
MSLD 246 - Business Acumen and Strategy 3
MSLD 247 - Global & Team Leadership 3
MSLD 248 - Organizational Development and Leading Change 3
*MSLD 298 - Special Topics 1-3 
 Human Resource Management Concentration
 MSLD 272 - Human Resource Management 3
 MSLD 262 - Human Resource Development 3
 MSLD 273 - Total Rewards, Staffing, and Performance Management 3
 MSLD 274 - Employee Relations, Labor Relations, and Employment Law 3
 Electives - Choose two from the following 
MSLD 244 - Leadership Development 3
MSLD 245 - Organizational Savvy and Communication 3
MSLD 246 - Business Acumen and Strategy 3
MSLD 247 - Global & Team Leadership 3
MSLD 248 - Organizational Development and Leading Change 3
*MSLD 298 - Special Topics 1-3
Leadership Concentration
MSLD 244 - Leadership Development 3
MSLD 245 - Organizational Savvy and Communication 3
MSLD 246 - Business Acumen and Strategy 3
MSLD 247 - Global & Team Leadership 3
MSLD 248 - Organizational Development and Leading Change 3

 *With the approval of the faculty advisor

** With the approval of the Counseling faculty


Admission

  • Applications are reviewed on an on-going basis; therefore, it is requested that all materials be submitted approximately 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the intended start-term.
  • Upon the receipt of transcripts, an advisor will complete a transcript evaluation in order to determine any credit or course substitutions/transfers. 
  • Questions regarding the application process can be forwarded to the Coordinator of Graduate Admission at soegradadmission@drake.edu or 515-271-2552.
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