Master of Arts in Leadership Studies   (GEG0)

Leadership Studies
Graduate College 204

Dr. Mike Cunningham
Graduate College 204

Areas of Emphasis Offered: (Available Online) Educational Leadership (School Principal)  | Leadership Specialist  | Justice Leadership

Certificates: School Principalship; Social Service and Attendance


36 credit hours.
Note: All persons seeking professional licensure as a school principal are required to pass the PRAXIS II (0411) Educational Leadership Administration and Supervision Test. West Virginia licensure also requires the completion of the Evaluation Leadership Institute offered by the West Virginia Center for Professional Development.

Normal time to complete for full-time student: Master’s degree programs – 2 years; certificate programs – 1 year.

Program Highlights

The Master of Arts Degree in Leadership Studies offers areas of emphasis in Educational Leadership which includes the coursework for professional administrative licensure as a school principal, Leadership Specialist which is designed for persons working in non-profit and government agencies, and Justice Leadership which is designed for persons working in the judicial system.

Program Objectives
Leadership Studies’ programs are designed to prepare ethical leaders who are reflective practitioners and contribute to “best practice” in their respective fields.

Jobs Related to this Program:

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  • 11-9032.00 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School
  • 11-9033.00 Education Administrators, Postsecondary
  • 11-9199.00 Managers


Application deadline for Admission

Fall enrollment: August 1; Spring enrollment: December 1; Summer enrollment: May 1

GRE or other test required: GRE or MAT

Program location

South Charleston