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.

Fire/Rescue Executive Leadership Concentration

The Fire/Rescue Executive Leadership concentration is designed to complement the M.A. in Organizational Leadership by providing an opportunity to apply organizational leadership to Fire/Rescue career fields.

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 three courses from the following five courses
COM 5360 Crisis Communication and Leadership 3
ORG 5101 Strategic Management and Business Policy 3
ORG 5800 Managing Project Teams 3
PA 5302 Ethics for Public Administration 3
PA 5305 Public Finance and Budgeting 3
PA 5306 Public Policy 3
Total Professional Elective Credit Hours 9
Fire/Rescue Leadership Concentration
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
ORG 6000 Leadership Development and Coaching 3
FSC 6200 The Fire/Rescue Executive's Role in Community Risk Reduction 3
FSC 6400 The Fire/Rescue Executive's Role in Emergency Management 3
FSC 6800 Executive Leadership for Fire / Rescue Officers 3
Total Concentration Credit Hours 12
Grand Total: 36

Executive Fire Officer Course Credit: Waldorf University will accept transfer credit for the United States Fire Administration’s Executive Fire Officer courses completed at the National Fire Academy. Students successfully completing the following courses will receive transfer credit as indicated: a) the EFO program’s Executive Development course satisfies 3 credit hours of elective credit, b) the EFO program’s Executive Analysis of Community Risk Reduction course satisfies FSC 6200, c) the EFO program’s Executive Analysis of Fire Service Operations in Emergency Management course satisfies FSC 6400, and d) the EFO program’s Executive Leadership course satisfies FSC 6800.