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Become an Impactful Leader With Your Master’s in Leadership From Walden

Are you passionate about empowering people and organizations to succeed? Walden’s MS in Leadership program can help you take your leadership skills to the next level. Find out who you are as a leader and build on your strengths. Learn to resolve conflict and create a company culture that brings out the best in your workforce.

A master’s degree in leadership prepares students to manage and motivate others and find innovative answers to novel problems and challenges.

Why Choose Walden?

Learn to Empower Others

Discover your personal leadership style and use it to inspire individuals and teams toward a shared vision. Grow as a mentor.

Master Conflict Resolution

Learn how to effectively mediate and resolve interpersonal and team conflict and maintain a harmonious, productive workplace.

Program Savings

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Program Details

Minimum Degree Requirements

  • 45 qtr. credits
    • Core courses (40 qtr. cr.)
    • Integrative capstone (5 qtr. cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 844-487-5394.

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Admission Requirements

Program Admission Considerations: A bachelor's degree or higher.

General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.

Tuition and Fees

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost Amount
Tuition 45 quarter credit hours $555 per quarter hour $24,975
Technology Fee Per quarter $165 $825


  $25,800*

Effective February 27, 2023

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost Amount
Tuition 45 quarter credit hours $555 per quarter hour $24,975
Technology Fee Per quarter $170 $850


  $25,825*

*Tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Tuition and time to complete may be reduced if transfer credits are accepted, or if you receive grants, scholarships, or other tuition reductions. Walden may accept up to 20 transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 844-487-5394.

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $1,000 and $1,400.

Program Outcomes

A 21st Century Leadership Program for Today’s Workplace 

As a student in our master’s in leadership program, you’ll put current business theory into practice with scenario-based studies that reflect real workplace challenges. Develop your expertise in conflict resolution, building organizational culture, and communicating with other managers and leaders. Reach your full potential as a leader by discovering how to inspire others to reach their own.

Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in management occupations is projected to grow 8% from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average of all occupations, and will result in about 883,900 new jobs.1 Employment growth is expected to be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones.

An MS in Leadership can prepare you to pursue career options such as:2

  • Business / management analyst
  • Management consultant
  • Organizational development consultant
  • Quality control analyst
  • Corporate trainer
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,

883,900

jobs in management occupations are expected to be added from 2021 to 2031.1

An MS in Leadership can prepare you to work in settings such as:

  • Product warehousing /distributor
  • Consulting
  • Corporate headquarters
  • Manufacturing

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of Walden's MS in Leadership program, you will be prepared to:

  • Apply leadership principles utilized to foster positive transformation of individuals and organizations.
  • Effectively utilize communication strategies appropriate to intended audience.
  • Assess relationship-building strategies used by leaders.
  • Evaluate holistic problem-solving strategies that leaders use in complex environments.
  • Utilize effective self-reflection skills to continue a lifelong evaluation of personal leadership values, strengths, and goals.
  • Appraise techniques leaders use to facilitate effective collaboration necessary to lead others toward a common goal.
  • Evaluate appropriate social change leadership strategies.

Resources

Meet Your Academic Team

  • Rebecca Krysiak

    Program Director

    Rebecca Krysiak has worked in higher education since 1993 in both teaching and administrative roles. Since 2000 she has worked with programs that are offered at a distance or online. Her primary responsibilities are the administration of master’s-level business, management, and leadership programs at Walden University.

  • Marilys Taylor

    Marilys Taylor

    Senior Contributing Faculty

    Dr. Taylor taught in K–12 education for 15 years before moving into public school administration. She then transferred to higher education as an administrator, student teacher supervisor, and adjunct faculty instructor. She has been with Walden in the MS in Leadership program for more than 10 years.

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