12 months
1007 USD/credit 33231 USD/year
1007 USD/credit 33231 USD/year
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The online master's in Psychology of Leadership degree program at Pennsylvania State University is designed to help students understand people and social situations in organizational settings where more effective leadership can make an impact.


The MPS in Psychology of Leadership at Pennsylvania State University is designed for working professionals seeking advanced education in the cultural and social aspects of leadership. The knowledge and skills you gain from your course work in this program can help you to enhance your career, support organizational objectives, and effectively lead diverse workgroups. The program attracts eager, motivated students working at all levels in industries including health care, finance, higher education, social services, military, law enforcement, engineering, and sales and marketing.


If you work in a leadership position now or if you aspire to move into a leadership role, the MPS in Psychology of Leadership was designed for you. This program is not designed to improve such managerial skills as budgeting or business strategy, but rather to help you understand people and social situations in work settings where more effective leadership can make an impact. If you wish to gain skills that can enhance your leadership effectiveness, this program is a good fit for you. The work you put toward this degree can better position you to improve employee relations, inspire employees through your mentorship, and create a positive, productive work environment for your team.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Diversity Leadership
  • Global and Cross-Cultural Leadership
  • Psychology of Leading Work Groups and Teams
  • Leadership Assessment and Development
  • Psychology of Servant and Authentic Leadership
  • Group Leadership and Effective Decision Making
  • Full Range Leadership Development

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH



Academic requirements

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. 
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • Students are also expected to have a minimum of  two years of full-time paid work experience prior to admission.
  • Students who do not have a GPA of 3.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis depending on the quality of their overall application.
  • English Proficiency
  • References (3)
  • Vita or Résumé — Upload your résumé to the online application.
  • Statement of Purpose —  a 2–3 page essay articulating career and educational goals that demonstrates the student’s written communication skills

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33231 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1007 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33231 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1007 USD per credit during 12 months.


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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