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OL-MS - Organizational Leadership


Official Name of Program

Organizational Leadership

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

MS - Master of Science



NYSED Program Code

38541 - OL-MS

CIP Code


MSOL Program Overview 

The MSOL program prepares candidates to assume leadership positions within a variety of fields, such as higher education, not-for-profit, community-based agencies, corporate, healthcare and government, and is not focused on Pre-K-12 leadership. 

The courses emphasize self assessment and reflection, critical thinking, decision making and problem solving, with extensive field-based experiences as a central component. The MSOL program provides knowledge of leadership roles and emphasizes interpersonal skills in order to accomplish its purpose of developing leaders capable of developing and sustaining successful, thriving organizations. This program offers practical tools to students, which immediately can be applicable in their respective places of work, and cultivates graduates who are knowledgeable and flexible to embrace a variety of leadership roles, communicate effectively, motivate staff, align individuals in cooperative efforts to meet organizational goals and lead across the ever-evolving diversity landscape of the 21st century. The MSOL program is based, in part, on the School of Education’s Lehman Urban Transformative Education conceptual framework, whose mission is to facilitate the development of competent, caring and qualified leaders. 

Students wishing to do so may complete the degree program entirely online. Please see Options One and Two listed below. The fully online option provides greater flexibility for candidates while maintaining the same rigorous academic standards as our hybrid/campus-based program. Both options of the MSOL program can be completed in approximately one full year (12 months).