College of Professional Studies

Leadership Overview

Program Name Master of Science in Leadership
College Name College of Professional Studies
Entry Terms Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter,
Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter
Credits Required for Graduation 45 Quarter Hours
Tuition 2015-2016 Tuition
CurriculumView Curriculum
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As today’s workforce continues to diversify, leadership tasks and responsibilities have become more complex. The Master of Science in Leadership prepares students to meet these evolving challenges by helping cultivate a personal leadership philosophy.

Leveraging students’ interdisciplinary backgrounds, this master’s degree combines real-world lessons with an action-learning approach that builds and strengthen leadership capabilities. This leadership program also offers concentrations in areas such as project management, human resources, and organizational communications, providing students with content-specific expertise.

Program Objectives:

  • Investigate fundamental leadership areas such as: management, ethics, strategic thinking, diversity leadership, and organizational culture
  • Cultivate and strengthen leadership competencies
  • Apply leadership skills through action-learning and research projects
  • Train for the challenges and opportunities associated with leading in a global world
  • Develop leadership skills that can be applied both professional and personally

Graduate Education Scholarship

We are pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity to educators and administrators working in public school systems or public colleges and universities across the state of North Carolina.

Students who enroll in the Master of Education, Master of Science in Leadership, Master of Science in Project Management or Master of Sports Leadership degree program at Northeastern University–Charlotte, and meet the criteria, will qualify for a scholarship award of up to $2,500. Learn more.

Contact Taylor Dillon, one of our enrollment coaches, at t.dillon@neu.edu.

Certificate Information:

If now is not the right time for you to enroll in a Northeastern University–Charlotte master’s degree program, but you know that advanced study will enhance your skills and career potential, consider our graduate certificate programs.

Keep pace with the latest advances in your field. Develop new skills and insights. Discover how Northeastern University’s global network of active, committed professionals keeps you Networked for Advancement. Plus, apply your certificate credits to the related Northeastern master’s degree program when the time is right!


The program studies every aspect of leadership dynamics from the leader as an individual to working in teams, and from the organization itself to the development of strategic leadership techniques. Coursework exposes participants to a series of alternative perspectives of leadership including collaborative models. Using the course’s action learning methods, participants build a personal model of leadership that they can put to immediate use in their workplace. Learn More