MASTER OF SCIENCE IN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Now accepting applications for the fall of 2021!
The Masters of Science in Leadership Development (MSLD)is designed for aspiring or current leaders or anyone interested in advanced leadership programs. You may complete the program in only 10 3-credit hour courses or less than two years (see important notes, below). The MSLD is:
- You may start taking courses at any semester (including the summer).
- You may complete the program in less than two years if you take two courses at a time and start in the Fall.
WHEN MAY I START?
Students can begin the program during any term and classes are held both on the Drake University campus in Des Moines, IA and online. Campus course follow a weekend format; each course requires three nonconsecutive weekends, Friday nights and Saturdays during the day.
MAY I COMPLETE THE PROGRAM ONLINE?
Students interested in online classes can take up to eight courses online and asynchronously – we have excellent online materials and you will receive strong support from your professors during your journey. You may complete the remaining two courses either in their normal weekend format (a more appropriate choice for students who live near Des Moines, IA) or in a residency week, in which you would complete the contact hours for two courses.
MAY I COMPLETE JUST A CLASS OR TWO?
You can complete up to two classes before you are admitted if you wish to sample the courses. Many students take two courses per semester, but you have the flexibility to fit the program into your schedule and take one or two courses at a time.
CLICK HERE for a specially recommended course in the Fall of 2021, Understanding Self and Others.
ARE YOU AN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT?
If you are an undergraduate student or just wish to take some undergraduate-level courses for continuing development purposes, you may be interested in taking advantage of our undergraduate TD Concentration! Please CLICK ON THIS PAGE for additional information.
DO YOU NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?
If you have additional questions before you apply to the program, please contact the Coordinator of Graduate Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-271-2552 or Dr. Cris Wildermuth at email@example.com.
THE MSLD LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SERIES
We often offer professional development events of interest to our community. Please click on the "MSLD Leadership Series" button below to find out more.