The Master of Arts in Leadership program consists of 38 sem. hrs., including five foundational courses, five specialized online stream courses, and completion of a major paper with, potentially, some internship work experience. Students may select one of two cohorts to begin this 25-month program. The first cohort normally begins each year on the fourth Monday in May and the second cohort begins on the first Monday in July.
- All participants are required to take the 15 sem. hrs. of on-campus foundational courses during the summer. These five courses—Leadership Foundations; Strategic Leadership; Results-based Leadership; Team Leadership and Conflict Resolution; and Leadership, Values and Ethics—are provided on campus during three successive months of May to July and emphasize group learning.
- An additional 15 sem. hrs. of specialized online courses focus on the participant’s chosen area of leadership practice: business, health, education, non-profit, or Christian ministry organizations. These courses emphasize individualized learning. Most of these courses are taught by adjunct faculty, many associated with other post-secondary institutions around the world.
- An introductory research methods course is designed to facilitate critical thinking, logical, and systemic major project work. This course is worth 2 sem. hrs.
- The final requirement is the completion of a major paper, which is worth 6 sem. hrs. The major paper focuses on a leadership-based problem or issue, most often in the participant’s place of employment.
This page contains official TWU academic program information.