MS in Leadership Development

Skip Sub Menu


"This will be some of the most rewarding work you will do."

This is a 30-credit hour program that can be completed in less than two years. Courses are offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters and follow a format of 3 non-consecutive weekends, often Friday night and Saturday. Some of the courses may be taken online. 

Course Schedules

Core Courses

MSLD 201: Understanding Self and Others

MSLD 202: Leadership in Organizations

MSLD 204: Ethics and Leadership

MSLD 206: Analyzing and Communicating with Data

MSLD 210: Capstone Experience

In addition to the core courses, students will take an additional 5 courses with at least 3 of those courses coming from a selected concentration.

Option 1: Concentration in Leadership

The focus of this concentration is to strengthen the leader’s ability to obtain results through others. You will gain knowledge on topics such as personality, influencing others, engagement, and intercultural relations. You should select this option if you are interested in becoming a stronger, more inspiring, and more innovative leader.  

All listed courses are 3-credit courses

MSLD 203: Organizational Politics and Influence

MSLD 205: Global Leadership

MSLD 207: Inspiring and Involving Others

MSLD 208: Leading Change

MSLD 209: Innovation and Future Thinking

Option 2: Concentration in Talent Development (TD)

Available on campus only.  Talent development professionals must help others reach their full potential. If you select this concentration, you will combine critical leadership courses and four courses specifically related to the field of Talent Development. You will gain skills in learning technologies, instructional design, facilitation, and performance consulting.

All listed courses are 3-credit courses

MSLD 211: Organizational Learning

MSLD 212: Learning and Technology

MSLD 213: Performance Consulting

MSLD 214: Designing, Developing, and Facilitating Learning

Option for PharmD Students

PharmD students can complete a dual PharmD and MSLD degree by adding only eight graduate courses!  You will work with professionals from various industries (for-profit, not-for-profit, higher education, and health) and gain valuable leadership competencies.  Pharmacy students interested in teaching may, with the MSLD advisor's approval, substitute some of the leadership requirements for Talent/Training and Development courses such as Performance Consulting and Designing, Developing, and Facilitating Learning.  Visit the PharmD/MSLD website for details.  

Option for Undergraduate Students

The School of Education also offers a Talent Development undergraduate concentration.  All majors are welcome.  Visit the Talent Development website for details. 


Core Courses

MSLD 201: Understanding Self and Others

MSLD 202: Leadership in Organizations

MSLD 204: Ethics and Leadership

MSLD 206: Analyzing and Communicating with Data

MSLD 210: Capstone Experience

In addition to the core courses, students will take an additional 5 courses with at least 3 of those courses coming from a selected concentration.

Request Information