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Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
Public Administration Leadership Concentration

The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership at Waldorf University is designed to develop students’ leadership and equip them to use that leadership as an instrument for organization change. Students evaluate their personal talents and opportunities for leadership, develop leadership knowledge and skills that can be directly applied to their chosen career fields, sharpen their decision-making as leaders, and learn how to shape organization culture. Waldorf’s M.A. in Organizational Leadership includes a variety of optional applied leadership concentrations, so students may tailor their leadership to their chosen career fields.

Estimated time of completion of this program is 2 1/2 years with full-time, continuous enrollment.

Public Administration Leadership Concentration
The Public Administration Leadership concentration is designed to complement the M.A. in Organizational Leadership by providing an opportunity to apply organizational leadership to the Public Administration career field.

Major Required
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Major Required 15
ORG 5000 Personal Leadership Development 3
ORG 5100 Leadership Theory and Practice 3
ORG 6600 Culture of Learning Organizations 3
ORG 6700 Diversity and Inclusion in the Organization Culture 3
ORG 6900 Leading Complex Change 3
Professional Electives
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Professional Electives 3
Choose one of the following three courses.
COM 5360 Crisis Communication and Leadership 3
ORG 5101 Strategic Management and Business Policy 3
ORG 5300 Ethics for Business Leadership 3
Concentration Required
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Applied Leadership Concentration 18
ORG 5800 Managing Project Teams 3
ORG 6000 Leadership Development and Coaching 3
PA 5302 Ethics for Public Administration 3
PA 5305 Public Finance and Budgeting 3
PA 5306 Public Policy 3
PA 6304 Local Government Planning 3

Master's Degree Requirements

  • Completion of 36-credit hour curriculum
  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • Grade of B or higher in all required courses and in all concentration courses
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Major Requirements
15
Professional Electives & Concentration Required
21
Total Credits: 36