Education and Human Services - Leadership Studies: Leadership Development
IntroductionThe Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSLD) program addresses the principles of individual-based leader development within the discipline of leadership, focusing on processes that build the capacity of groups. The major goal of the program is to prepare candidates capable of applying knowledge, critical analysis, improvement strategies, and research to common challenges encountered in business, community, educational and nonprofit organizations. This program focuses on meeting students' varying needs through relevant content and innovative, real-world experiences maximizing their opportunities for both personal and organizational transformation. The curriculum includes integrated hands-on experiences to facilitate the mastery and application of key leadership competencies.
AdmissionIn addition to meeting requirements for admission established by the Graduate School (these requirements can be reviewed at this Web site http://www.wright.edu/academics/catalog/grad/), candidates for this degree who do not meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement to waive the GRE or MAT, must submit satisfactory Graduate Record Examination or Miller Analogies Test scores, unless otherwise noted (see Waiver of GRE/MAT).
All students considering graduate-level courses in education and human services should do so with the understanding that graduate study differs in quality expectations from undergraduate study. Graduate study requires that students be increasingly self-directed and possess strong analytical skills. Students are not guaranteed a masters degree by attending and completing courses. Exit requirements must be met in all programs.
Admission to the College of Education and Human Services is based on the candidates written statement of purpose, consideration of undergraduate and/or graduate cumulative grade point average, submission of satisfactory scores on either the MAT, GRE, and letters of reference and interview.
Admission into regular status requires an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 (based on a 4.0 grading system) or an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.5, but with a 3.0 or better for the last 90 quarter hours (60 semester hours) earned toward the undergraduate degree. Admission into this status also
requires approval by a degree program.
Candidates with a grade point average of less than 2.3 on a 4.0 grading system are not ordinarily admitted to graduate school. A petition process is available to formally request admissions not having met an admission standard. Candidates for admission to certain programs in the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations and must meet additional requirements, which include letters of reference.
Waiver of GRE/MAT
Candidates to Leadership Studies masters degree programs, may not be required to submit passing GRE or MAT scores if their cumulative undergraduate GPA is a 3.0 or higher.
Under certain conditions, a student may be admitted provisionally (for one quarter only), pending receipt of credentials. If admission requirements are not met during the quarter in which a student was admitted provisionally, registration for future quarters will be denied and the student will lose graduate credit for any graduate courses completed during the quarter.
Students who have an undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 or better, or who have an average between 2.3 and 2.5 with 2.7 or better in the last half of undergraduate work, may be granted conditional admission.
Regular admission to the College of Education and Human Services is granted after successful completion of 12 hours of course work with a grade of B or better in each course.
Persons who have a bachelors degree may enroll in nondegree status for graduate courses without being admitted to a graduate program. If you are accepted into degree status at a later date, a maximum of one-half (50 percent) of the graduate hours required for completion of degree requirements may consist of applicable graduate courses completed in nondegree status.
For admission to the college, all College of Education and Human Services students, graduate and undergraduate, part-time and full-time, will be expected to certify that they own or have access to a computer and the Internet.
In order to meet the mission of the college to prepare professionals to meet the educational, leadership and human services needs of a diverse, democratic society, it is necessary for our students to play an active role in the technological environment the college and Wright State University are creating to assist in the completion of this mission. An increasing number of classes and options will become available to students using a variety of distributed learning formats; library resources are available in a growing number of full-text formats, and global connections via telecommunications will be part of daily operations. Students preparing to become professionals in education and human service areas must demonstrate appropriate and effective skills and knowledge in technological aspects of their work.
Minimum equipment requirements are recommended by Wright State Universitys Computing and Telecommunications Services (CaTS). Please check the following Web Site http://www.wright.edu/cats/purchase/pcguidelines.html for current
information about minimum equipment requirements.
The college supports Macintosh computers in faculty and staff offices and maintains a computer lab. Wright State University has purchased a site license for most Microsoft software (see the Web page for Wright States Computing and Telecommunications Services, http://www.wright.edu/cats/ for details).
Scott Graham, organizational leadership
Jill L. Lindsey (chair) leadership studies
Mindy McNutt, organizational leadership
Brenda Kraner, organizational leadership
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