Degree Requirements, Public Leadership

Master of Public Leadership

The Executive Master of Public Leadership (MPL) is a 12-month, 30-credit-hour degree program designed for mid-career professionals who seek promotions to leadership positions within their organizations. All students must complete 30 semester hours of required coursework. The program takes one year to complete. Students enroll in four consecutive terms (two summer terms, one fall term, and one spring term). Students will begin the program in the first Summer Term and end in the following Spring Term. Attendance in all four terms is required. Cohorts do not overlap.

Students will complete the 10 required courses following the order in which they are offered and present their professional Research Capstone project during their final semester and at the conclusion of all coursework. Students attend the in-person portion of the program during one weekend a month. The remaining course hours can be completed online in the evenings. All courses required for program completion are offered in accordance with University policies that govern non-formula-funded (Option III) programs.

Applicants admitted to the program must submit a nonrefundable enrollment deposit to secure enrollment in the program. Information is available online and by email.