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Master of Science in Leadership

At NSU, you will dive deep into your innate leadership abilities and learn how to apply them in order to achieve organizational team success. Our Master of Science in Leadership program will give you the edge you need to shape and motivate others to reach corporate, public sector, non-profit or higher education goals.

Our graduates have built rewarding careers as HR managers and directors, sales managers, healthcare administrators, management consultants. Like them, you will know how to guide others through engaging communication, insightful training and responsive support. Step up and help both individuals and your organization, as a whole, accomplish more.

Delivery Options

Coursework for the Master of Science in Leadership is offered fully online. Beginning Fall 2020, the M.S. in Leadership will also be available in a hybrid format, combining online convenience with select Saturday face-to-face classroom learning at NSU's Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus. The hybrid is an accelerated, cohort based program designed to be completed in 10 months.

Who Should Apply

Advisors, HR coordinators, trainers, supervisors, administrators, directors, and other professionals seeking organizational advancement at for-profit corporations, public sector organizations or non-profits.

  • Completed application with a $50.00 non-refundable fee. A $50.00 application fee is required for each application submitted to Nova Southeastern University.
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited institution indicating conferral of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Official transcripts from all other previously attended postsecondary institutions.
  • Evidence of a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of a 2.5, or GRE scores of 300 (combined Verbal and Quantitative scales only) for tests taken on or after August 1, 2011, or raw score of 50 on the Miller’s Analogies Test (MAT). The tests must have been taken within the past 5 years from the date of application.

MSL Core (16 credits):
Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
MSL 0680 Leadership Theory and Practice 3
MSL 0681 Leading Change 3
MSL 0682 Ethical Leadership 3
MSL 0690 International Leadership Perspectives 3
MSL 0689 The Business of Leadership: Special Topics 4

 Option 1: Organizational Leadership Concentration (15 credits):

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
MSL 0683 Research for Leaders in Education and Human Services 3
MSL 0684 Organizational Systems 3
MSL 0685 Leading Learning Communities 3
MSL 0686 Strategic Leadership in Educational and Human Services Organizations 3
MSL 0687 Current Organizational Issues and Trends in Educational and Human Services Organizations 3

Option 2: Business Organizations Concentration (15 credits):

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
HRM 5310 Managing Human Resources 3
MGT 5105 Managing Organizational Behavior in a Dynamic and Complex World 3
MGT 5380 Building and Leading Teams 3
MGT 5631 Leading People and Organizations 3
MGT 5686 Leading Creativity and Innovation 3


  • Satisfactory completion of all required coursework
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Completed application for degree

Did you miss our chat with Dr. Gina Peyton, professor in our Master of Science in Leadership program?

Click on the image above to learn more about our Master of Science in Leadership program, the history of its inception, and professional opportunities that await our graduates.

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