Leadership Program FAQs

1. Why should I earn a Master of Science in Leadership?

Norwich University’s Master of Science in Leadership program provides a unique blend of leadership theory and application that helps facilitate the personal and professional growth needed to become an effective leader. With the skills gained throughout the program, you will learn how to confidently create a positive impact on your business, organization, or community through hands-on leadership.

2. How do I qualify for the leadership program?

The Master of Science in Leadership program welcomes goal-oriented individuals who share our passion for public service and are committed to furthering their field and contributing positively to their community. For a list of eligibility requirements, visit the leadership program admissions page.

3. 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. For a complete course listing, visit the  leadership program page.

4. 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. For a complete course listing, visit the leadership program page.

5. How much will the program cost?

The current, all-inclusive cost for the Master of Science in Leadership program is $27,975. For detailed information about program costs, visit the Tuition Information page.

6. How have graduates of the program applied their degree?

Our organizational leadership alumni own their own consulting firms or are employed by notable organizations such as Capital One, Cargill, Caterpillar Inc, Omnicell, Toyota, the US Department of Homeland Security, and numerous branches of the US Military. For more information, visit the leadership career outcomes page.

7. How are 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. To meet some of the featured program faculty, visit the leadership program page.

8. 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
  • 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 600 (paper-based test) or 94 (Internet-based test or iBT) on the TOEFL are required, unless otherwise noted in specific articulation agreements


9. Is it possible to work full-time while studying in the leadership program?

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

10. 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.