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Master of Science in Leadership Development

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 
  • Professionals interested in developing leadership capacity in others 

A flexible and practical program, the MSLD is designed to meet the real-life demands of working adults.  Three emphasis areas are available in Human Resource Development / Training & Development, Human Resource Management, and Higher Education / Student Services. Students may choose to complete one or two emphases.  A fourth multidisciplinary track is available for students interested in a customized program including elective graduate coursework in areas such as Counseling, Business / Public Administration, Education, and Mass Communications.

Application Details

  • 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.
  • Begin the application process on the School of Education's admission page. Questions regarding the application process can be forwarded to the Coordinator of Graduate Admission at soegradadmission@drake.edu or 515-271-2552.

Questions?

For more information about MSLD, contact:

Cris Wildermuth, Ed.D., SPHR
Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Education
cris.wildermuth@drake.edu
1-800-44-DRAKE (37253) x4701

Tom Westbrook, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
thomas.westbrook@drake.edu
1-800-44-DRAKE (37253) x3078

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