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Online Master's Degree Transformational Leadership

Transformational Leadership
Master of Science
  • 36 credits
  • Up to 12 credits accepted
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses
  • $336 per credit
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Reposition your military leadership skills and gain new competencies to transition to civilian organizations.

The Master of Science in transformational leadership is designed for students with military experience who want to build on and maximize their leadership training and skills to transition to corporate, nonprofit, or government organizations. Each course offers you practical experience by using workplace scenarios to apply your strategic thinking and decision-making skills in both group and individual activities with civilian organizations. You "learn by doing" and graduate better prepared for workplace opportunities.

The program provides hands-on experience with transformational leadership strategies and techniques that will enable you to effect change at the individual, group, and organizational levels and prepare you for positions in civilian organizations. You'll utilize theories and concepts in leadership in a civilian context, focusing on the dynamics of leadership and developing skills in communication, strategic planning and management, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, fiscal and performance-based decision-making, change management, project management, and organizational learning.

Foundation Course

  • (6 Credits, DCL 600M)

Core Courses

  • (6 Credits, TLP 610)
  • (6 Credits, TLP 620)
  • (6 Credits, TLP 630)
  • (6 Credits, TLP 640)
  • (6 Credits, TLP 670)

Course Rules and Program Progression

  • All courses must be taken in the order listed.
  • You must complete each course with a grade of B or better to advance to the next course. The grade of C is not available for these courses.
  • The courses in this program will have seven-day and 60-day options for the grade of Incomplete.
  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.

  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.

  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.

If you are a civilian without military experience and are interested in developing your leadership and strategic skills, you are encouraged to pursue a Master of Business Administration.


Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

You are expected to have some leadership experience as an officer (noncommissioned or commissioned).

ASC 601 if you'd like to improve your writing skills.

Program Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the program, you must meet the standard criteria for graduate admission and belong to one of the following military populations:

  • Full-time active-duty servicemembers
  • Members of the National Guard
  • Reservists
  • Veterans
  • Commissioned Corps members of the U.S. Public Health Service
  • Commissioned Corps members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

You are responsible for providing the documentation necessary to verify your military status.

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