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Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership is a 36-credit hour program consisting of a 24 credit hour core curriculum (including one elective choice) and 12 credit hours in one of three areas of concentration: Leadership for the Health Care Professional, Leadership and Organizational Development and Change, and Leadership for the Nonprofit Organization. The learning outcomes of the program include:


The 36 credit hour program consists of the following degree requirements:

A. Required Core – 21 hours

B. Core Elective (3 hours required)

C. Areas of Concentration - 12 hours.

Student will select one of the following areas of concentration:

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Leader-to-Leader Symposium

Each summer students in the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program are expected to attend the Leader-to- Leader Symposium, which will meet during the month of June each calendar year. Also included in the symposium are Mercer faculty, leaders from various organizations in the community, and undergraduate students in the organizational leadership program. Specialists from various disciplines related to leadership and its development will be invited to deliver short topical presentations and facilitate discussions among the participants. World Café processes may be utilized as the discussion methodology. Students and/or faculty members will monitor and collect results of the discussions. Selected student research reports will be presented along with poster displays from undergraduate and graduate students.