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Leadership Development

Chapman University

24 months
1065 USD/credit 15975 USD/year
1065 USD/credit 15975 USD/year
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The Attallah College of Educational Studies at Chapman University offers a pioneering Master of Arts in Leadership Development (MLD) that can be completed in 2 years.


Key facts

Through interdisciplinary learning experiences, the Leadership Development program offered by Chapman University educates leaders to build equitable and just communities in schools, institutes of higher education, and other organizational settings.

The MLD develops leaders who are capable of shaping leadership in others and serving purposes that transcend themselves to promote the common good of all. Modeling the core values of Attallah College—self-awareness, caring, courage, service, affirming diversity, and civic engagement—the MLD program appeals to a range of professionals in educationally diverse settings. Our graduates develop the skills to be creative and innovative in driving purposeful and sustained change.

Program Highlights

  • Cohort model
  • 30 units
  • Multiple travel study opportunities
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio with personalized education
  • Interactive and engaging discussion-based classes
  • Interterm and Summer classes offered
  • Designed for working individuals with late afternoon and evening classes (4 pm and 7 pm)
  • Independent study options
  • Intership opportunities available
  • Majority of admitted students receive some level of financial support

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Leadership Development
  • Leadership and Organizations
  • Democracy and Social Change
  • Diversity and Community
  • Leadership in International Contexts: Travel Course
  • Images of Leadership in Popular Culture
  • Peace Leadership

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
152 (verbal)
146 (quantitative)
4.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit an online application
  • Statement of Intent (prompt can be found within the online application)
  • Current resume
  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting colleges/universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • $60 application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15975 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1065 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    15975 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1065 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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