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.

Emergency Management Leadership Concentration

The Emergency Management Leadership concentration is designed to complement the M.A. in Organizational Leadership by providing an opportunity to apply organizational leadership to the emergency management career field.

This program is available online only.

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 professional electives
Major Requirements
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
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
Total Major Requirement Credit Hours 15
Professional Electives
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Choose one course from the following four courses.
COM 5360 Crisis Communication and Leadership 3
ORG 5101 Strategic Management and Business Policy 3
ORG 5300 Ethics for Business Leadership 3
ORG 5800 Managing Project Teams 3
Total Professional Elective Credit Hours 3
Emergency Management Leadership Concentration
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
EMG 5000 Emergency Management 3
EMG 5100 Legal Aspects of Emergency Management 3
EMG 5300 Interagency Disaster Management 3
EMG 6300 Risk Management 3
EMG 6305 Leadership and Decision Making in Emergency Management 3
EMG 6700 Case Studies in Natural and Man-made Disasters 3
Total Concentration Credit Hours: 18
Grand Total: 36