Leadership Studies

University of San Diego

M.A. On Campus
12 months
1509 USD/credit
1509 USD/credit
Tuition fee
Apply date
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If you're seeking creative, innovative and dynamic approaches to learning and leadership, the SOLES Master of Arts in Leadership Studies program at University of San Diego serves as the perfect launchpad. 


You'll have a wonderful range of flexibility in customizing your studies and experiences to align with your own passions and career goals.

Specialize in Organizational Leadership and Consulting, or in Coaching. You can also craft your own individualized specialization using courses from this program and other SOLES offerings. Whatever your specialization, you'll learn to bring theory and practice together, setting yourself up for a future as an effective leader in the public, private, educational or nonprofit sector.

Through coursework, you'll master leadership and development theories, critical thinking and analytics. Through practice, you'll refine your understanding of organizational systems and group dynamics. And through an international study experience, you'll develop your global competency and self-awareness.

​Learning Outcomes

Students in the MA in Leadership Studies at University of San Diego comes to us from a variety of backgrounds and undergraduate majors. Many of our students work full-time or part-time while completing the program, and they include educators, nonprofit professionals, business leaders, educational administrators, consultants and active duty military personnel.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Leadership Theory and Practice
  • Human Relations for Leaders
  • Leadership & Ethics
  • Organizational Theory & Change
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Research Methods
  • Leadership Internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Current Resume — You will submit a resume detailing your employment and/or educational experience.
  • Personal Statement, Statement of Purpose and/or Essays — Personal statement(s) vary depending on the program you are applying to. Please check the prompt in your application.
  • Letters of Recommendation — Your letters should be from professors familiar with your scholarly work, or from professional supervisors who have had experience in a graduate program and who can provide information about your potential for success as a graduate student. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1509 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1509 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1509 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1509 USD per credit and a duration of 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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Leadership Studies
University of San Diego