Students pursuing the Master of Arts in Leadership must complete 36 semester units of coursework. Up to six units of appropriate graduate work may be transferred into the program by petition. The interdisciplinary nature of the program provides the students with a general overview of the study of leadership. The final Capstone Project in Leadership allows the student to demonstrate their mastery of program competencies through a portfolio or standalone project (after meeting certain course criteria). Students in the Leadership Studies emphasis will complete a thesis in lieu of a capstone.
Most master’s in leadership students are working adults and do not attend full time. Part-time students take at least three units every nine weeks. Academic advising is highly recommended to determine the course load required for students to finish in an ideal timeframe.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many units do I take each semester?
You may take no more than six units per nine-week term.
How long is a semester?
Each semester has two terms (Fall I and Fall II, Spring I and Spring II). Each term is nine weeks in length.
How long are the class sessions?
Each class requires that students meet for approximately 5 hours, once a week, 4:45–9:45 p.m. Select classes may be offered via weekend delivery format.
How many evenings per week do I attend classes?
Students meet one night a week for nine weeks.