Master of Arts in Administrative Leadership
The Administrative Leadership graduate degree program will develop your critical leadership skills including strategic thinking, communication and team building, and will teach you how to apply them to your organization.
Specific, work-related principles are combined with a solid liberal education teaching you to approach new ideas, projects and challenges effectively by drawing upon multiple perspectives.
Leadership skills transcend all career fields.
The Master of Arts in Administrative Leadership is a 33-hour degree program completed 100% online.
degree topics include:
- Organizational cultures
- Theories of management and leadership
- Ethics and leadership
- Project management
- Organizational communication
- History of U.S. Military leadership
The College of Liberal Studies Master of Arts in Administrative Leadership program is designed to accommodate working adults. When a student is admitted into the program – he/she is assigned an advisor who creates an individualized graduation plan. This plan will help organize and identify the courses necessary for completing the degree.
Have a question? Contact an Admissions Specialist or CLS advisor.
- 33 credit hours required (18 Core / 9 Elective / 6 Completion)
- Recommended enrollments are 6 hours fall and spring semesters, 3 hours in the summer.
- A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required for graduation.
18 hours required
LSTD 5003 Intro to Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies (3 hours)
LSAL 5113 Theories of Management and Leadership (3 hours)
LSTD 5013 Interdisciplinary Foundation (3 hours)
LSTD 5043 Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies OR LSTD 5083 Qualitative Research Methods (3 hours)
LSAL 5133 Cultures of Organizations (3 hours)
LSAL 5153 Ethics and Leadership (3 hours)
9 hours required
LSAL 5173 The Individual and Leadership (3 hours)
LSAL 5203 Leadership Issues in Decision Making (3 hours)
LSAL 5313 Organizational Communication (3 hours)
LSAL 5333 Motivation and Leadership (3 hours)
LSAL 5393 The Importance of Followership (3 hours)
LSAL 5403 Leadership in History (3 hours)
LSAL 5423 Women in Leadership (3 hours)
LSAL 5443 Religious Leaders for Social Justice (3 hours)
LSAL 5463 U.S. Military Leadership from the Revolution to the Gulf War (3 hours)
LSAL 5483 National Security Leadership (3 hours)
LSAL 5700 Financial Leadership (3 hours)
LSAL 5700 The Citizen soldier (3 hours)
LSAL 5700 Advanced Topics in Administrative Leadership (3 hours)
LSAL 5920 Internship (3 hours)
LSTD 5960 Directed Readings in Interdisciplinary Studies (3 hours)
6 hours required
LSTD 5940 Research Project (6 hours)
LSTD 5980 Thesis (6 hours)
Administrative Leadership elective coursework and written comprehensive examination (6 hours)
Graduate Certificates provide an opportunity for a focused program of graduate study in a specified topic. Students will complete typically 12-15 hours of graduate coursework that is transcripted on their graduate record. They may complete the Certificate program while enrolled in a graduate degree program, or may be admitted directly to the Certificate program. Hours taken in completion of the Graduate Certificate may be applicable to a graduate degree program. The admission, retention, and completion GPA requirements are the same as for graduate degree programs.
Focused program of graduate level coursework
Minimum of 12 hours of graduate credit, including a majority of 5- and 6-000 level courses
Minimum 3.0 GPA required for successful completion.
No substitution of courses or transfer courses are allowed in the Certificate program.
Admission and Retention
Students may apply to be admitted to the Graduate College to pursue the Certificate program, or they may complete the Certificate program while currently enrolled in a graduate degree program.
For students applying for admission to pursue the Certificate, the admission requirements and process are the same as for a degree-seeking student.
Certificate students must also meet the retention requirement of a 3.0 GPA, and will be put on probation if the GPA falls below 3.0 . In this case, the student must bring the GPA up to 3.0 within the hours required for the Certificate, i.e. they may not take extra classes beyond the Certificate to boost their GPA.
The Gradute Certificate Program Report will be completed the term prior to completing the Certificate requirements.
For students enrolled in the Certificate program, the official transcript will denote the certificate program in the degree program description.
For students completing the certificate while enrolled in a graduate degree, the transcript will not indicate the certificate program.
Use of Certificate graduate credit towards a Graduate degree
Credit hours gained during a Certificate program are eligible to be applied to a graduate degree at OU. However, in all cases the specific hours that may be transferred in to the graduate degree are subject to the prevailing rules regarding transfer credit. Certificates hours completed while a student is enrolled in a graduate degree are not considered to be transfer credit.
Further information from the Graduate College
Administrative Leadership – Graduate Certificate Program Report