Leadership (M.S.)


The Master of Science in Leadership (MSLD) is designed to meet the needs of professionals in every industry who want to enhance their leadership skills while also gaining a deeper perspective of organizational management.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credit Requirement: 30 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 30 credits must be taken at UNH
Minimum GPA: 3.0

Major in Leadership 1
LD 820Cultivating Your Leadership Capabilities3
LD 821Ethical Decision-Making3
COM 800Foundations of Organizational Communication3
LD 823Emergence of a Strategic Leader3
LD 804Leading Teams3
LD 810Change Management and Communication3
IDIS 805Evidence-Based Decision-Making3
Elective Options
Complete six credits from the following:6
Grant Writing
Fundraising and Resource Development
Volunteer Leadership
Leading and Governing Nonprofit Organizations
Conflict Management & Negotiation
Building Diverse & Multicultural Organizations
Organizational Behavior
Project Management Seminar
Project Chartering and Planning
Integrative Capstone:
LD 850Leadership Integrative Capstone3
Total Credits30

Graduate credit is only granted for courses completed with a grade of B-­ or higher.

Students will have the opportunity to:     

  • Assess and enrich their capacity to lead in today’s environment;
  • Identify the components of leadership practice and present ways to implement them;
  • Evaluate organizational relationships and their ability to contribute to organizational effectiveness;
  • Assess their ethical framework in the context of an effective leadership model;
  • Augment their ability to lead people and teams to excellence in projects and organizational settings;
  • Develop theoretically-grounded plans to manage change and actualize vision within organizations.