Jan 27, 2020  
UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Leadership and Policy Studies - Leadership Concentration, (MS)


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Master of Science (MS)


The Department of Leadership offers the Master of Science degree in Leadership and Policy Studies with a concentrations in Leadership.

Program Admission


  1. Each applicant must submit a completed application packet to the University of Memphis Graduate School that includes:

    • A completed admissions application

    • An official report of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score. GRE is required for master’s degree even in cases where applicant already has one master’s degree.

    • Official transcripts for all prior undergraduate and graduate courses.

  2. In addition to the University Graduate School application packet above, each applicant must submit:

    • Letter of application

    • Professional resume

    • Three letters of professional recommendation

    • Brief statement of professional goals

The admission decision will be based on a holistic profile that includes, but is not limited to, information contained in the completed application packet described above. Interested applicants are required to contact the departmental office to obtain admission forms and a more complete statement of admission guidelines.

Deadline for submission of all application material for M.S. Leadership concentration and M.S. Student Personnel concentration is February 15 for summer and fall semesters, and October 1 for spring semester.


Students completing the MS in Leadership and Policy Studies will: (1) have developed their skills in leadership, change, policy formulation, the student’s program and stewardship of a vision of effectiveness that is shared by others in the organization; (2) have had opportunities to analyze data and its relationship to organizational effectiveness; (3) have concentrated their studies in Leadership; and (4) have concentrated their studies in an area of specialization.

All graduate students must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School (see Admission Regulations , Academic Regulations , and Minimum Degree Requirements for Graduate Academic Programs ) as well as the program requirements of the degree being pursued.

Program Requirements


  1. A minimum of 36 semester hours is required of all students to obtain the master’s degree
  2. Students will take 9 hours of the departmental core: LEAD 7000 , LEAD 7100  and EDPR 7521 ; and 27 other hours of approved courses in their concentration.

  3. The following policies in the Department of Leadership are exceptions to the policies of the Graduate School:

    1. A maximum of six (6) hours of transfer credit can be counted toward the concentration in School Administration and Supervision.

    2. A maximum of six (6) hours of course work can be validated in the concentration in School Administration and Supervision.

Leadership Concentration:


A minimum of 27 semester hours, including LEAD 7500 , LEAD 7100 , 5 additional departmental courses, and a portfolio. A minimum of B must be earned in all courses on the program of study.

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