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Master of Science in Leadership

Degree Programs > Graduate Degrees > Master of Science in Leadership > Requirements


The MSL degree requires the completion of 36 semester credit hours, 21 of which are core for all students, and 15 of which are clustered into one of ten concentration areas: athletic administration, biomedical regulatory affairs, healthcare systems studies, instructional leadership - K-12, instructional leadership - higher education, international studies, non-profit organization studies, political leadership & civic engagement, strategic foresight and entrepreneurship or sustainable business administration. Cohort groups will progress through a series of 12 eight-week, courses over the span of 12 months to complete the master’s degree.

The Master of Science in Leadership degree program is open to persons holding a bachelor's degree in a business, engineering, arts or sciences field from a regionally accredited college or university and whose undergraduate work has been of sufficient quality and scope to enable them to successfully pursue graduate study. Admission requirements include:

  • A completed application form.
  • An official transcript showing a bachelor's degree with a general education component awarded from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A minimum composite undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must have a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based or 213 on the computer-based test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL).

Up to six credits earned at an approved institution with grades of "C" or better may be transferred to Trine University. Credits a student wishes to transfer toward a Trine University degree shall be evaluated and approved by the regional education center where the student is enrolled. Official transcripts must be received in order for college credit to be awarded. Credits earned toward an undergraduate degree will not be considered for transfer toward the master's degree.

Leadership Core
LDR 5003 Leadership Philosophy (3)
LDR 5023 Strategic Leadership (3)
LDR 5043 Organizational Systems and Cultures (3)
LDR 5063 Organizational Development and Change (3)
LDR 5083 Conflict Resolution for Leaders (3)
LDR 5203 Leadership Ethics, Culture, and Politics (3)
LDR 5223 Organizational Communications for Leaders (3)

Athletic Administration Concentration
LDR 6703 Foundations of Athletic Administration (3)
LDR 6723 Legal and Ethical Issues in Athletic Administration (3)
LDR 6743 Athletic Facility and Event Management (3)
LDR 6766 Athletic Administration Capstone (6)

Biomedical Regulatory Affairs Concentration
LDR 6103 Introduction to Biomedical Regulatory Affairs (3)
LDR 6123 Product Development and Manufacturing Systems (3)
LDR 6143 Product Testing, Evaluation, Clinical Trials, and Post-Market Issues (3)
LDR 6166 Biomedical Regulatory Affairs Capstone (6)

Healthcare Systems Studies Concentration
LDR 6803 Leadership and Management of Healthcare Systems (3)
LDR 6823 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Leadership (3)
LDR 6843 Organization and Economics of Healthcare Delivery Systems (3)
LDR 6866 Healthcare Leadership Capstone (6)

Instructional Leadership - K-12
LDR 6503 Foundations of Instructional Leadership (3)
LDR 6523 Designing, Managing, and Monitoring Standards-driven Curriculum (3)
LDR 6543 Systematic Improvement of Instructional Practices (3)
LDR 6566 Instructional Leadership Capstone Course - K-12 (6)

Instructional Leadership - Higher Education
LDR 6513 Students and Stakeholders in the Higher Education Environment (3)
LDR 6533 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (3)
LDR 6553 Principles and Practices of Academic Advising (3)
LDR 6576 Instructional Leadership Capstone Course - Higher Education (6)

International Studies Concentration
LDR 6003 Fundamentals of Global Business Leadership (3)
LDR 6023 International Marketing and Economics for Leaders (3)
LDR 6043 Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management for Leaders (3)
LDR 6066 International Studies Capstone (6)

Nonprofit Organizational Studies Concentration
LDR 6203 Nonprofit Sector Foundations (3)
LDR 6223 Economic Sustainability of Nonprofit Organizations (3)
LDR 6243 Quantitative Methods for Nonprofit Organization Planning and Evaluation (3)
LDR 6266 Nonprofit Organization Studies Capstone (6)

Political Leadership & Civic Engagement
LDR 6303 Political Marketing and Management (3)
LDR 6323 Leading Community Engagement (3)
LDR 6343 Public Governance and Servant Leadership (3)
LDR 6366 Political Leadership & Civic Engagement Capstone Course (6)

Strategic Foresight & Entrepreneurship Concentration
LDR 6403 Fundamentals of Foresight and Entrepreneurship (3)
LDR 6423 Feasibility Analysis for New Ventures (3)
LDR 6443 Business and Marketing Plans for New Ventures (3)
LDR 6466 Global Entrepreneurship Capstone (6)

Sustainable Business Administration Concentration
LDR 6603 Leading the Sustainable Business (3)
LDR 6623 Business Management and Environmental Leadership (3)
LDR 6643 Sustainability and Business Opportunity (3)
LDR 6666 Sustainable Business Administration Capstone (6)



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