Apply to the Transformative Leadership Program
Master of Arts in Transformative Leadership (Online Program)
Focused on building each student's individual capacity for leadership, this program helps participants articulate their own philosophy and apply their learning in daily experience. Personal growth takes place in our committed, online community of learners, which connects colleagues around the world for a truly global perspective.
Our alumni apply their knowledge in such fields as education, broadcasting, municipal government and consulting.
The faculty are nationally and internationally known as authors, researchers and change agents. Working with them through coursework and a capstone project, which might include an internship or consultancy, students cultivate their own abilities to think strategically and reframe issues, relate flexibly across cultures and differences of opinion, reflect on the roles and responsibilities of leaders, and envision and implement change.
Students may opt to take a three-course Focus in Partnership Studies.
Application for Admission.
Non-refundable $65 Application Fee.
Degree Requirement: An undergraduate degree (BA, BS, or the equivalent) from an accredited college or university.
Transcripts: Official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended within the United States. Transcripts must arrive in their official, sealed envelopes.
Goal Statement: A one-page (typed, double-spaced) statement of your educational and professional objectives.
Autobiographical Statement: A four-to-six page (typed, double-spaced) introspective autobiographical statement discussing your values, emotional and spiritual insights, aspirations, and life experiences that have led to your decision to apply.
Academic Writing Sample: A writing sample of eight to ten pages (typed, double-spaced) that demonstrates your capacity to think critically and reflectively and demonstrates graduate level writing abilities. A sample that uses outside sources must include proper citations. You may submit copies of previous work, such as a recent academic paper, article, or report that reflects scholarly abilities.
Two Letters of Recommendation: Recommenders should use standard business format and include full contact information-name, email, phone number, and mailing address.
For International students there are additional requirements. Please see the International Student page for additional information.
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