Master of Science, Leadership

Program: Master of Science in Leadership 

School(s):  MacArthur School of Leadership

Dynamic leadership is needed in today’s organizations. Organizations want leaders of integrity, capable of communicating a vision and empowering employees to achieve the organization’s vision. Recognizing that true leadership is a combination of education and God-given talent, the graduate degree major in leadership provides the educational foundation to enhance one’s leadership abilities. If you are looking for a fast, affordable and accredited master’s degree in leadership, Palm Beach Atlantic’s program offered through the MacArthur School of Leadership will prepare you for success in today’s global environment.

Young woman What can I do With This Degree?

  • Entrepreneur
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Management
  • School principal
  • School and Career Counselor

Program Details

The MacArthur School of Leadership will empower you to bring positive change to the world. You’ll take part in a multi-dimensional approach to learning, exploring how to effectively lead intellectually, spiritually and professionally both locally and globally.

Features of our distinguished leadership degree:

  • Flexible. Our leadership classes meet one night per week, allowing you to balance your home and work commitments with your educational goals. 
  • Fast. Our accelerated programs allow you to earn your leadership degree in about 24 months.
  • Personalized attention. Classes are limited to no more than 20 students, which enhances learning and interaction with faculty and other students.
  • Affordable. PBA’s degree program is competitively priced, which helps you afford to follow your career dreams.
  • Rooted in faith. PBA’s leadership courses are infused with Christian morals and values to provide you with a solid foundation for ethical conduct in business.

Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog

Admission Requirements

  1. Earn a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  2. Achieve undergraduate minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, with exceptions on a case-by-case basis
  3. Submit:
  • A completed online application and $45 nonrefundable fee (Click on the drop-down arrow to select the Graduate application)           
  • Official transcript from college/university where bachelor’s degree was conferred
  • Two confidential leadership recommendations
  • Two essay responses (one for Orlando)
  • A current resume
  1. Faculty interview (Orlando only) – Once candidates submit all required documents, the complete application is reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee to determine invitations for an interview.

Master of Science in Leadership program admissions decision and notification:

Applicants will be notified in writing of the Graduate Admissions Committee’s decision within two weeks after submitting your completed application. To secure a spot in the program, accepted students must submit, no later than 30 days before classes begin:

A non-refundable $100 deposit, which is applied to tuition upon enrollment.

Earn your Master's in Leadership Online or through our Evening Courses:

  • The program is custom-engineered for working professionals. Evening classes enable you to enjoy the ultimate in flexibility and efficiency.
  • Courses are offered in weekly, four-hour evening class sessions at PBA’s Orlando and West Palm Beach campuses. The program can be completed online.
  • You can make a real difference through virtual study. Online programs make learning more convenient than ever. We’ve developed a virtual experience that is challenging, rewarding, and focused on fostering a positive learning community.

Complete is 24 months

  • 36 graduate credits that students complete in 24 months.

Entry Points

  • Program entry points are fall (August) and spring (January) with application deadlines of August 1 and December 1. Selected courses are offered during the summer term.

Launching Brighter Futures

We empower graduates to make the most of their leadership potential by identifying their unique gifts and using them to create positive change in the world. And our exceptional location will position you to forge meaningful connections with Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations and government agencies through internships that often lead to full-time positions after program completion.

Tuition & Fees

PBA awards over three million dollars in scholarships every year and 97% of PBA undergraduate students receive financial aid. 

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