Seeing a better tomorrow is an essential 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 M.A. - Organizational Leadership program enables you to lead effectively while helping organizations enhance their 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.
Take the next step in your career with a degree from the University of Oklahoma. Applications are reviewed year-round for eight-week fall, spring, and summer sessions. Choose your program, choose your start, and apply today.
You will get a first-class education from a college ranked in the top tier of 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 degree 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.
Learn in a flexible online program designed for working professionals. You’ll engage in online discussions with professors and fellow students while gaining skills to advance your leadership career.
Like every OU Online program, the Master of Arts - Organizational Leadership is built on the foundation of world-class University of Oklahoma faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.
Earning an M.A. – Organizational Leadership degree from OU Online gives you the skills to succeed in a growing and evolving field. It also gives you access to career support and an expanded professional network as part of the global OU alumni community. Stand out where the industry is moving while enjoying the potential for higher pay, career advancement, and new opportunities.
Tuition and fees for the program are $26,994 ($818 per credit hour). Books and additional materials are not included.
Once accepted into the program, students must submit a $350 nonrefundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class. There is no application fee for this degree.
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 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 by choosing one of three specialty tracks to meet your career interests.
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, experienced instructors who care about your success.
All MAOL graduate courses are 16 weeks long for fall and spring semesters and eight weeks long for summer. Most students take two courses (or six credit hours) in the spring and fall semesters and one class (or three credit hours) in the summer. However, you can design a degree plan that fits your unique work and life circumstances. You should discuss your degree plan with your program advisor to ensure that the program meets your needs.
Three Additional Tracks
To apply to the online M.A. in Organizational Leadership program, students must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or appropriate international equivalent).
Students should have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate studies.
To apply, students must:
Applicants may be required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), depending on their work experience and prior education. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed individually.
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 of submitting a completed application.
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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.
Graduate tuition waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs. OU Online programs qualify for the OU Faculty/Staff Tuition Waiver & Fee Exemption, and we encourage you to check your eligibility.
If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please get in touch with the Online Aid office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 405-325-2929.
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Every OU Online program is built on the foundation of world-class faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.
When you graduate from an OU Online program, you’ll join the network of 250,000 OU alumni and be forever part of the OU family. Become part of the tradition of excellence that OU has established in its 130-year history.