Leadership Education Requirements

Master of Science (M.S.) in Leadership Education

Organizational Leadership
Professional Leadership Studies
Recreation Leadership (in collaboration with the RTTR department)
Sport Management (in collaboration with the PESS department)

  1. 33 Graduate Credits

    LDRS 612 - Systems Thinking (3 S.H.)
    LDRS 614 - Change Leadership (3 S.H.)
    LDRS 615 - Communication (3 S.H.)
    LDRS 616 - Common Good (3 S.H.)
    LDRS 618 - Scholarship (3 S.H.)
    18 additional credits

  2. Capstone Paper/Thesis

    Candidates must write a significant research paper or a master’s thesis to show proficiency in research and writing at the graduate level. The topic and proposal for this paper is initiated in LDRS 618 Scholarship and brought to completion under the guidance of a capstone/thesis advisor. Guides for form and style are available from the Department of Leadership Education.

    Non-Thesis Option – student completes LDRS 618 Scholarship and writes the paper under the guidance of their capstone advisor.

    Thesis Option – student completed LDRS 618 Scholarship, takes LDRS 699 Master’s Thesis (Thesis Advisement Credits), writes the paper under the guidance of their thesis advisor, and defends their research to a faculty panel.

  3. Comprehensive Exam

    Each candidate must pass a written comprehensive examination on required course work.