Achieve Success in Your Organization

Dive deep into your innate leadership abilities with a graduate degree in leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

Gain insight into what makes a good leader through a practical curriculum that covers the ethics and strategies for maintaining a successful organization.

Use the skill set you acquire from this program to shape and motivate others as an organizational leader in corporate, public sector, nonprofit, or higher education spaces.

Flexible, Individualized Experience

Take advantage of NSU’s flexible learning experience with an individualized education that you can complete online or as a hybrid study mix of online and in-person classes.

If you’re interested in hybrid learning, the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus offers in-person classroom learning on select Saturdays.

Quick Facts


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Credits & Requirements

NSU’s M.S. in Leadership program is 31 total credits to complete.

Start Dates

Applications for admission are accepted online and on a rolling basis for all graduate programs throughout the calendar year.

Delivery Options

Coursework for the Master of Science in Leadership is offered fully online.

What Can You Do with a Master’s Degree in Leadership?

Rewarding career options include:
  • HR Manager and Director
  • Sales Manager
  • Health Care Administrator
  • Management Consultant
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Earning Potential

Sales Manager

$113,860 Average Salary per Year

HR Manager

$104,440 Average Salary per Year

Health Care Manager

$94,500 Average Salary per Year

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

What Will You Learn in the Program?

Discover what makes a good leader with curriculum topics like leadership theories and practices, different types of organizational systems, factors that affect an organization in a global environment, and more. Apply the concepts of leadership and problem-solving through practical experiences and explore specific areas of interest.

M.S. in Leadership

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Core Courses (16 Credits)
MSL 0680
Leadership Theory and Practice (MSL 0680 / Credits: 3 )
MSL 0681
Leading Change (MSL 0681 / Credits: 3 )
MSL 0682
Ethical Leadership (MSL 0682 / Credits: 3 )
MSL 0689
Business of Leadership: Special Topics (MSL 0689 / Credits: 4 )
MSL 0690
International Leadership Perspectives (MSL 0690 / Credits: 3 )
Organizational Leadership Concentration (15 Credits)
MSL 0683
Research for Leaders in Education and Human Services (MSL 0683 / Credits: 3 )
MSL 0684
Organizational Systems (MSL 0684 / Credits: 3 )
MSL 0685
Leading Learning Communities (MSL 0685 / Credits: 3 )
MSL 0686
Strategic Leadership in Educational and Human Services Organizations (MSL 0686 / Credits: 3 )
MSL 0687
Current Organizational Issues and Trends in Educational and Human Services Organizations (MSL 0687 / Credits: 3 )
Business Organizations Concentration (15 Credits)
HRM 5310
Managing Human Resources (HRM 5310 / Credits: 3 )
MGT 5105
Managing Organizational Behavior in a Dynamic and Complex World (MGT 5105 / Credits: 3 )
MGT 5380
Building and Leading Teams (MGT 5380 / Credits: 3 )
MGT 5631
Leading People and Organizations (MGT 5631 / Credits: 3 )
MGT 5686
Leading Creativity and Innovation (MGT 5686 / Credits: 3 )
  • Satisfactory completion of all required coursework
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Completed application for degree

Related Degrees

Interested in being a leader in the classroom or boardroom? These degrees will give you the knowledge and skill set to better your organization and community.

Admission Requirements

Ready for the Next Step?

We’re thrilled you’re applying to NSU’s Master in Leadership program.

All bachelor-educated professionals who strive to increase their expertise in education, training, and development should consider pursuing their M.S. in Leadership.

Applications for admission are accepted online and on a rolling basis for all graduate programs throughout the calendar year.

Apply Now

Have the following items ready to submit with your online application:

  • $50 application fee
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
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Get the NSU Edge

As a student at NSU, you’ll have a competitive advantage among your peers with a flexible, individualized learning experience, funding for your tuition, community connections to career opportunities, and access to a globally established alumni network. Graduate with the edge you need to make an impact on the lives of children.

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