M.A. Liberal Studies and Leadership

Madonna University

Program Description

M.A. Liberal Studies and Leadership

Madonna University

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and Leadership (MA-LSL) focuses on a vision of leadership informed by ethical decision making, a sense of social responsibility, and a concept of human behavior as understood and analyzed by some of the great thinkers of the past and present.

In a complex world, effective leaders respond with knowledge and skills that include interdisciplinary problem solving, critical analysis, and clear communication. The MA-LSL program prepares students to adapt to complex and evolving organizations (workplaces, communities, nonprofit organizations) and to be effective, ethical participants in wider communities and societies.

A unique feature of the program is the students’ ability to develop a personalized area of focus, either disciplinary or thematic.

The MA-LSL program is designed for individuals who have a strong desire to actively pursue intellectual development for personal and professional application. The MA-LSL program at Madonna University employs an interdisciplinary perspective to leadership in personal, ethical, humane, and organizational contexts.

Program Outcomes

The MA-LSL program develops graduates who are able to:

  • perform diverse leadership roles within complex organizations.
  • analyze the ethical dimensions of individual and collective behavior.
  • evaluate social, ethical, and human problems utilizing interdiscipli¬nary approaches in order to function effectively as agents of change.
  • communicate effectively in writing and speaking in leadership contexts.
  • integrate a personal philosophy of leadership into their professional roles.

Admission Requirements

  1. Possession of a bachelor degree from an accredited institution with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (An average of less than 3.0 will be reviewed for conditional admission.)
  2. Two letters of recommendation from current employers, supervisors, or professors, familiar with the applicant’s work or college performance.
  3. A Statement of Purpose outlining one’s goals in enrolling in the MA-LSL program.*
  4. A writing sample (academic or professional).*
  5. An interview with the Liberal Studies Director.
  6. Official transcripts sent directly to the Graduate School from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended.

*Applicants are strongly encouraged to speak with the Liberal Studies Director before submitting 3 and 4.

Transfer Students

Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of credit, with department approval.

Program Requirements

  • Liberal Studies Core (10 s.h.)
  • Leadership Core (6 s.h.)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (3 s.h.)
  • Individualized Theme (9 s.h.)
  • Capstone (2 s.h.)

Application Deadline:

  • August 1 for overseas applicants, September 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Fall Semester)
  • December 1 for overseas applicants (To start: Winter semester)
  • April 1 for overseas applicants, May 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Spring/Summer semester)
This school offers programs in:
  • English
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