Master of Science in Leadership

Master of Science in Leadership at Norwich University

Quick Info

  • Coursework completed in 18 months
  • Personalized Support
  • Classes capped at 15 students

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Next Session Start Date
Monday, June 4, 2018
Application Deadline
Monday, May 14, 2018

What you'll need »

A completed application includes the following:

  • Application form
  • Resume
  • Official transcript of your undergraduate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university
  • Letter of intent
  • Letter of recommendation from a professional or academic contact
  • Fulfillment of any additional program-specific requirements

For more information, visit our master’s admissions pages.

Leading Inspires Positive Change

The most effective leaders share certain qualities: exceptional communication skills, a strategic outlook, strong ethical convictions, emotional intelligence, and a passion for the organizations for which they work. The Master of Science in Leadership program helps current and rising leaders understand their personal leadership strengths and weaknesses and develop the knowledge and skills needed to lead and inspire positive change within their organizations.

Integrating leadership theory, analysis, and practice, our program curriculum provides students with a multidisciplinary framework for understanding their leadership skills as well as various opportunities to practice them. Students examine key concepts such as organizational behavior, human capital management, strategic communication, leading change, and emotional intelligence through case studies and workplace-based projects. Concentration options in organizational leadership, public sector/government/military leadership, human resources leadership, and leading change management consulting enable students to further tailor their studies to meet their professional goals and interests. Class discussions also serve as a dynamic forum for students and faculty to learn from each other’s work experiences. 

Throughout the leadership program, students create a Leadership Development Portfolio in which they reflect on the personal relevance of the lessons covered in each course and reflect on their personal leadership strengths, weaknesses, and goals. Faculty members regularly review students’ portfolios to provide individualized feedback on their progress and guidance on their career aspirations. Students also apply their learning in a cumulative capstone experience in their final course.

The Norwich Advantage

  • Small class sizes and a diverse group of senior and mid-level leaders – senior military officers, CEOs, SVPs, directors, and managers – foster in-depth discussions and unique perspectives.
  • You’ll receive personalized attention and guidance from our experienced faculty members, who include consultants, published authors, researchers, and leaders of private, public, and government organizations.
  • You’ll also receive ongoing support from our dedicated program staff, all of whom are graduates of the leadership program or other related graduate programs at Norwich.
  • Our students engage in challenging discussions each week that incorporate real world problems facing leaders today and build upon shared experiences of fellow students and faculty to expand personal learning and knowledge development.
  • Your Leadership Development Portfolio serves as a toolbox of leadership concepts, and personal reflections that will help you adapt your personal leadership style to increase your effectiveness in the variety of situations you may face and establish clear career goals for your future.
  • Through our flexible online platform, you can access the leadership studies program content and contribute to class discussions on your own schedule and at your own pace each week.
  • Four start dates per year (March, June, September, and December) allow you to begin the program when it’s most convenient for you.

Career Preparation

A master's degree in leadership from Norwich can help you advance within your current workplace or help you gain the skills and confidence needed to pursue higher-level leadership positions through your ability to achieve results through people. Our leadership graduates include high ranking military officers and alumni in the public and private sectors who hold positions such as one-star general, senior director of strategy and global operations, chief executive officer, executive director, senior vice president, vice president, police chief, director of learning and leadership, corporate director, and more.

How to Get Started

Norwich is committed to helping you reach your academic and career goals. We can provide you with information on how to apply, how to manage your time, and how to get the books and materials you need for the Master of Science in Leadership program. Let us help you get started.

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