Master of Arts in Leadership Studies
Northern Vermont University

Program Details

The Master of Arts in Leadership Studies is an organizational leadership degree online from Northern Vermont University that offers an original stance to leadership study.  This program blends a humanistic, interdisciplinary core with classic and contemporary leadership theory in a degree that is designed for rising, mid-career, in-transition, or senior professionals in various fields.  Students will learn the strategies, knowledge, and inspiration needed to shape the future of leadership.  Coursework adds aesthetic sensibilities, design and system thinking, diversity studies, social ethics, complexity and future studies, and scholar-practitioner methods of inquiry to traditional approaches to leadership studies.  During your studies you will gain a better understanding of your potential by:

  • Creating purposeful leadership goals through personal strengths
  • Enacting strategies to generate inclusive leadership relationships
  • Designing and guiding meaningful and productive projects
  • Advocating for innovation through analysis of social and cultural forces
  • Applying learning in original projects in real-work settings

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northern Vermont University is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.75 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose/Intent, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s), Interview