Master of Science in Leadership

Mentoring Leaders of the Future

Do you enjoy helping others? Are you interested in leadership? Are you working in a college or university and wish to advance your career? Have you considered getting a graduate degree? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then consider pursuing your Master of Science degree in Leadership at Northeastern State University.

The Leadership program is designed to build on your professional knowledge and skills to be effective leaders who are committed to service, excellence, and collaboration and who inspire and empower individuals within their realm of influence to be caring, socially responsible citizens.

The program offers 5 options that are designed to provide individuals with the theory, methods, and practice in the areas of:

  1. American Indian Leadership
  2. College Teaching
  3. Higher Education Administration
  4. Professional Studies
  5. Training and Development

You are the priority in this 36-credit hour program, where blended and online classes allow you more time with your family and career.

Come join us for your next adventure as a graduate student in the M.S. Leadership program at NSU. We are here to help you with all the questions that you have and get you started in graduate school.

What Can I Do With This Degree?

Career choices in:

  • Tribal Nations
    • Administration
    • Business
    • Colleges
  • Higher Education Administration
  • College Teaching
  • Training and Development Programming
  • Student Affairs
    • Greek Life
    • Multicultural Programs
    • Veterans Programs
    • Study Abroad Programs
    • Resident Life
    • Financial Aid
  • Customize a Degree Option Built for YOUR career

Start Your Journey Here

Cohorts starting every January, March, June, July, August, and October.

Steps to admission:

  • Be admitted to NSU Graduate College
  • Provide three professional references.
  • Compose a Leadership Philosophy statement.
  • Sign a Plan of Study.
  • Sign a Statement of Academic Integrity and Honesty.
  • All college transcripts


"The Higher Education Leadership program has provided me with an opportunity to learn about Higher Education while pursuing my career. My professors are understanding and are passionate about Higher Education Leadership and helping me reach my career and educational goals." -Hailey Thomas, Higher Education Leadership

Degree Availability

  • Tahlequah
  • Broken Arrow
  • Online/Blended
  • Mentors

    Dr. Renee Cambiano, Chair
    Tahlequah Advisor

    Dr. O. Susan Frusher
    Tahlequah Faculty

    Dr. Maria Christian
    Broken Arrow Advisor