Courses in Leadership

MS Leadership Courses

The Lou Holtz Master of Science in Leadership (MSL)  degree requires the completion of 36 credit hours, 21 of which are core for all students.

Leadership Core - 21 credit hours
ENG 501 Research Writing Skills for Professional Success (1)
LDR 5003 Leadership Philosophy (3)
LDR 5023 Strategic Leadership (3)
LDR 5043 Organizational Systems and Cultures (3)
LDR 5062 Organizational Development and Change (2)
LDR 5083 Conflict Resolution for Leaders (3)
LDR 5203 Leadership Ethics, Culture, and Politics (3)
LDR 5223 Organizational Communications for Leaders (3)

Leadership Capstone - 6 credit hours
LDR 5333 Qualitative Decision Making - Capstone Proposal (3)

Choose one course from the following Capstones (taken last term):
HED 6573 Instructional Leadership Capstone - Higher Education (3)
HR 5963 Human Resources Management Capstone (3)
LDR 5363 Organizational Leadership Capstone (3)

Electives - choose 9 credit hours from the following electives: 9 credit hours
BA 6953 Business Information Systems (3)
FIN 6923 Managerial Accounting (3)
HED 6513 Students and Stakeholders in the Higher Education Environment (3)
HED 6533 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (3)
HED 6553 Principles and Practices of Academic Advising (3)
HR 5923 Strategic Human Resource Management (3)
HR 5943 Professional Human Resources Preparation (3)
HR 5953 Global Compensation and Benefits (3)

The Lou Holtz Master of Science in Leadership degree program  is open to persons holding a bachelor's degree in a business, engineering, arts or sciences field from a regionally accredited college or university and whose undergraduate work has been of sufficient quality and scope to enable them to successfully pursue graduate study.

Admission requirements include:

  • A completed application form.
  • An official transcript showing a bachelor's degree with a general education component awarded from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A minimum composite undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must have a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based or 213 on the computer-based test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL).

Up to six credits earned at an approved institution with grades of "C" or better may be transferred. Credits a student wishes to transfer toward a degree shall be evaluated and approved by the regional education center where the student is enrolled. Official transcripts must be received in order for college credit to be awarded.