Among those who study leadership are those whose intent is primarily research-oriented. Students in the Leadership Studies emphasis are eager to research the dynamics of good leadership, the nature of effective leader-follower relationships, the broad theories that inform thinking about leadership, and the scholarly work that informs this knowledge. While not without practical application, this track focuses on furnishing students with the interdisciplinary tools necessary for further studies in leadership. As such, this emphasis culminates in a thesis paper rather than a capstone project. This emphasis will academically equip individuals to pursue a terminal degree.

View course requirements (including core, emphasis, and elective options) and hear from students who have taken the master’s in leadership program.

Note: This information is current for the 2018-19 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.