Leadership Program FAQs

What courses can I take in the leadership program?

Students take six courses that cover a wide range of topics and provide them insight into their own leadership style and emotional intelligence quotient. Other course topics include leadership fundamentals, strategic communication, leading change, strategic organizational behavior, and developing a learning organization.

What concentrations may I specialize in?

Students can choose from one of four concentrations: organizational leadership, public sector/government/military leadership, human resources leadership, or leading change management consulting.

How long is the leadership 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.

How have graduates of the program applied their degree?

Master of Science in Leadership alumni have found employment in a variety of public, private, and government organizations, including Capital One, Cargill, Caterpillar Inc, Omnicell, Toyota, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and numerous branches of the U.S. military. Many alumni now own their own consulting firms.

How are Master of Science in Leadership faculty members selected?

All organizational leadership program faculty members have advanced degrees (most are terminal) and are subject matter experts in leadership. They represent a wide variety of academic disciplines including: public administration, justice administration, philosophy, public affairs, criminology, education, law, and human services. 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.

What are the eligibility 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.
  • 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 or iBT) on the TOEFL are required, unless otherwise noted in specific articulation agreements.


How much is the online Master of Science in Leadership degree program?
  • Price per Credit: $719   
  • Term Tuition: $4,314
  • Technology Fee: $300/term
  • Library Fee: $75/term
  • Graduation Fee: $150/one-time   
  • Total Program Cost (6 terms): $28,284
Does Norwich accept transfer credits?

When you apply for admission to the leadership program, you can submit transcripts and course outlines from previously attended institutions of higher education to be considered for transfer credits. Transfer credits will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may be accepted for up to 12 credits. Norwich complies with VA regulations and guidelines as they pertain to transfer credits.

Through an agreement between Norwich University and the Department of the Army/U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, up to six credit hours will be awarded toward the degree for OL550 Strategic Organizational Behavior.

Learn more about Norwich University’s transfer credit policy.