Sep 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Leadership Development, M.A.

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Admission to the program and prerequisites

Admission to the program may be achieved by the completion of the following requirements:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Have achieved the required admission grade point average as specified in the admission section. Entrance tests are waived for students who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher with a grade point average equivalent to a 3.000 or above on a four point scale. Applicants with a grade point average between 2.500 and 2.990 are required to submit passing scores from one of the following standard admission tests:
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.
  • Millers Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a minimum scaled score of 404.
  • California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET): achieve a passing score.

Continuous enrollment requirement

Students who have previously registered for MLD 696 , but who have not completed the requirements, are required to register for one credit of MLD 696A  each semester the capstone requirements remain outstanding, with a limit of one semester. This will allow students to remain in active status as well as enable them to utilize university resources for completion of the capstone requirements. See Continuous Enrollment  for additional information.

Course sequence

The capstone course MLD 696  is taken at the end of the MLD program, when all of the other core courses have been successfully completed. It should be taken alone or with an elective course if necessary. If possible, MLD 662  should be taken in the semester prior to taking the capstone. Any other sequence requires the approval of the faculty program coordinator.

Please consult with your advisor to determine which courses are best suited to your needs and career goals.

Requirements for the Master of Arts in Leadership Development degree

Students pursuing the Master of Arts in Leadership Development degree are held to the University’s Academic Policies and Procedures . In addition, these specific degree standards apply:

  • Minimum grade “C+” or above required in all coursework.
  • Maintain 3.000 GPA in the degree.
  • Complete the capstone course MLD 696 .

The following courses make up the M.A. in Leadership Development curriculum:

total credits 30

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