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Seeing a better tomorrow is an important part of what leaders do. Personal and organizational transformation begins with a vision—a dream about possibilities. While hard work is often required to close the gap between current reality and an envisioned future, the payoff can be tremendously rewarding.
The Master of Arts - Organizational Leadership (MAOL) program enables you to increase your ability to lead, as well as shows you how to help organizations enhance their overall leadership capacity. You will expand your self-awareness, learn how to improve the performance of individuals, teams, and organizations, and gain knowledge about how to develop these vital leadership skills in others.
The MAOL program provides an applied approach to the study and practice of leadership. We designed the program to meet the needs of working adults while maintaining a commitment to providing an affordable, high-quality education and an enjoyable learning experience.
You will learn from a team that is dedicated to your success. Most importantly, you can tailor the leadership degree program to meet your career interests by choosing one of three specialty tracks.
Once admitted, we will connect you to an MAOL program advisor to help answer any questions you may have as you move through the program. As you begin your coursework, you will interact with other students from all over the country and abroad as you engage in lively online discussions. Finally, you will learn from talented and experienced instructors who care about your success.
All MAOL graduate courses are 16 weeks long for fall and spring semester, and eight weeks long for summer. Most students choose to take two courses (or six credit hours) in the spring and fall semesters and one course (or three credit hours) in the summer. However, you can design a degree plan that fits your unique work and life circumstances. To ensure that the program meets your needs, you should discuss your degree plan with your program advisor.
Introduction to Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies
Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies
Theories of Management and Leadership
Creating, Leading, and Managing Change
Cultures of Organizations
3 Additional Tracks
Organizational Leadership Track
Nonprofit and Volunteer Leadership Track
Government and Military Leadership
Fall, Spring and Summer
You will get a first-class education from a college ranked in the top tier of education colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Our experienced OU faculty will guide you through the program with support from professors of practice.
With courses that include theories of management, leadership, and organizational communication, an Organizational Leadership master’s from OU is distinct in its career flexibility. Use what you learn in this leadership graduate program to advance in your organization and lead it to success.
OU’s graduate school experience is built on the idea that our world-class faculty are mixed with professors of practice to provide valuable instruction in a high-quality online learning environment.
Tuition for the online program is $26,994* for the entire program. Fees associated with the program are included in this cost. Books and materials are additional.
Once accepted into the program, students are required to submit a $350 non-refundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class.
The first step to getting your graduate degree from OU Extended Campus is to apply for admission. After making sure you meet the admissions criteria, you are ready to apply.
Graduate programs may have additional application requirements depending on which program you choose. Please review the requirements for specific degree programs here.
Complete the online graduate application form and pay the non-refundable $50 application processing fee. As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. Your application will be reviewed when it is complete and all required materials have been received.
The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before the start of classes. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks from the time a completed application is submitted.
For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form above and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.
If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page.
In general, University Tuition Waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs or courses. This includes, but is not limited to, Graduate Assistant Tuition Waivers and faculty/staff waivers.
If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please contact the Online Aid office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling at 405-325-2929.
Our tuition calculator can help you estimate your tuition and financial aid for your program of interest.