Executive Leadership FAQs

Why should I earn a Master of Science in Leadership?

Why should I earn a Master of Science in Leadership?

Norwich University’s Master of Science in Executive Leadership program provides an advanced level of leadership theory and application that address the specific challenges senior leaders regularly face. The program will focus on providing tools for success in delivering quality outcomes in students’ fast-paced work environment that address the unique challenges of their particular senior leadership role.

How do I qualify for the leadership program?

The Master of Science in Executive Leadership program is designed for senior-level leaders. For a list of eligibility requirements, visit the executive leadership program admissions page.

What courses can I take in the leadership program?

Students take six courses that cover a wide range of topics and focus on enhancing competency in leading the self, leading the other, leading organizations and leading in service. For a complete course listing, visit the executive leadership program page.

How much will the program cost?

The current, all-inclusive cost for the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program is $33,375. For detailed information about the program costs, visit the tuition information page.

How are leadership faculty members selected?

All executive leadership program faculty members have advanced degrees (most are terminal) and are subject matter experts in leadership. They must demonstrate a wide range of university/college-level teaching experience and a history of leadership in academia, the private sector or the public sector. To meet some of the featured program faculty, visit the executive leadership program page.

What are the requirements for applying to the program?
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution OR an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by WES, IERF, or SpanTran.
  • At least eight years of formal leadership experience.
  • Neither the GRE nor GMAT is required to apply, but may be requested if an applicant's undergraduate GPA is below 2.75.
  • If English was not the language of degree study, proof of English language proficiency and a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test) on the TOEFL are required, unless otherwise noted in specific articulation agreements.
Is it possible to work full-time while studying in the leadership program?

Yes, the executive leadership program is designed to complement your day-to-day work schedule.

How long is the program?

The program's six courses (each six credits) take approximately 18 months to complete. Depending on when you start the program, you can expect your degree to be conferred in 18 to 24 months.