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.
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.
- 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.)
- Two letters of recommendation from current employers, supervisors, or professors, familiar with the applicant’s work or college performance.
- A Statement of Purpose outlining one’s goals in enrolling in the MA-LSL program.*
- A writing sample (academic or professional).*
- An interview with the Liberal Studies Director.
- 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.
Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of credit, with department approval.
- 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.)
- 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)
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