Previous Master of Leadership Curriculum

For students entering the program before Fall 2015

To earn a master's degree in leadership studies, students must complete 30 credits of course work.

  • Detailed descriptions of all courses can be found in the Bulletin 

Leadership Studies Core Courses

18 credits

Sports leadership specialization: LEDR 6030 or 6035 may not be required.  Consult your adviser.
General Track Leadership: see special requirements below

Class Name Course Title Credit Hours
LEDR 6000 History and Theory of Leadership and Ethics* 3 credit hours
LEDR 6005 Self-Leadership 3 credit hours
LEDR 6010 Conflict Resolution, Negotiation and Team Leadership 3 credit hours
LEDR 6025 Research Methods 3 credit hours
LEDR 6015 Influence of Leadership on Behavior in Organizations 
--- OR ---
3 credit hours
LEDR 6020 Leaders as Worldly Citizens 3 credit hours
LEDR 6030 Qualitative Research and the Social Impact on Leaders' Decisions 
--- OR ---
3 credit hours
LEDR 6035 Applied Quantitative methods in Leadership Studies 3 credit hours

* Prerequisite for all LEDR courses

 

Health Care Administration specialization courses

18 credits

Class Name Course Title Credit Hours
HEAL 6820 Health Care Program Development 3 credit hours
HEAL 6841 Health Care Finance 3 credit hours
HEAL 6840 Environment of Health Care Delivery 2-3 credit hours
HEAL 6848 Health Care Policy 3 credit hours
  Electives 6 credit hours


Nonprofit Sector Administration specialization courses

18 credits

Class Name Course Title Credit Hours
NPSE 6521 Social Entrepreneurship: Nonprofit Organizations 3 credit hours
NPSE 6525 Financial Matters in the Nonprofit Sector 3 credit hours
NPSE 6530 Social Justice and Social Activism 3 credit hours
NPSE 6535 Legal Aspects of the Nonprofit Sector 3 credit hours
  Electives 6 credit hours


Public Service specialization courses

18 credits

Class Name Course Title Credit Hours
PUBS 6205 Urban Policy and Public Service Administration 3 credit hours
PUBS 6210 Ethics in Public Service 3 credit hours
PUBS Electives Contact your advisor for elective options 9 credit hours
LEDR Electives Contact your advisor for elective options 3 credit hours


Sports Leadership Specialization

18 Credits

Class Name Course Title Credit Hours
SPLE 6001 Introduction to Sports Leadership - Required 3 credit hours
SPLE 6100 Legal and Ethical Athletic Leadership 3 credit hours
SPLE 6200 Sports Communication - Required 3 credit hours
SPLE 6300 Social-Historical Foundations of Sports 3 credit hours
SPLE 6400 Sport Management - Required 3 credit hours
SPLE 6931 Athletic Leadership Special Topics: Strength and Conditioning for Coaches and Administrators 3 credit hours
SPLE 6931 Athletic Leadership Special Topics: Sport Facility Management 3 credit hours
SPLE 6931 Athletic Leadership Special Topics: Sports Finance - Required 3 credit hours
  Elective 3 credit hours

General Track Leadership

36 credits

Required courses (27 credits)

Class Name Course Title Credit Hours
LEDR 6000 History and Theory of Leadership and Ethics* 3 credit hours
LEDR 6005 Self-Leadership 3 credit hours
LEDR 6010 Conflict Resolution, Negotiation and Team Leadership 3 credit hours
LEDR 6015 Influence of Leadership on Behavior in Organizations 3 credit hours
LEDR 6020 Leaders as Worldly Citizens 3 credit hours
LEDR 6025 Research Methods 3 credit hours
LEDR 6030 Qualitative Research and the Social Impact on Leaders' Decisions 3 credit hours
LEDR 6035 Applied Quantitative methods in Leadership Studies 3 credit hours
LEDR 6040 Introduction to Business Processes 3 credit hours
  *Prereq for all LEDR course work  

Elective courses (9 credits)

Class Name Course Title Credit Hours
LEDR 6045 Communication Styles and Strategies for Leaders 3 credit hours
LEDR 6051 Contemporary Leadership: Theory, Research & Application 3 credit hours
LEDR 6995 Independent Study in Leadership 1-3 credit hours
LEDR 6931 Topics in Leadership 1-3 credit hours