The Masters of Science in Leadership Development (MSLD) is a multidisciplinary program designed to serve the needs of:
The MSLD is a 36-hour program designed to meet the real-life demands of working adults. The program can be completed on a part time basis in two years. Students work closely with the program’s faculty inside and outside of the classroom.
The core program includes 24 hours of coursework on 21st century leadership competencies in three areas:
Click here to see the definitions of the MSLD competencies.
Three emphasis areas are available in human resource management (HRM), human resource development (HRD), and student service higher education professionals. A fourth multidisciplinary track is available for students interested in a more customized and flexible program including elective coursework in areas such as Counseling, Business / Public Administration, Education, and Mass Communications.
Many students of Drake’s MSLD program are either currently working or aspire to work as organizational leaders, program/project administrators, human resource managers, organizational development consultants, human performance improvement specialists, trainers, educators, and higher education student personnel administrators.
Students can start the master’s degree as a visiting graduate student and take up to seven credit hours before needing to apply and be formally admitted into the program. Classes are offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters, and students can begin the program at any time.
For more information about MSLD, contact:
Cris Wildermuth, Ed.D., SPHR
Assistant Professor of Education
1-800-44-DRAKE (37253) x4701
Assistant Clinical Professor
1-800-44-DRAKE (37253) x3888
Tom Westbrook, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
1-800-44-DRAKE (37253) x3078