Inspire the next generation of leaders.
Start by earning your master’s.
Leadership and learning are interconnected. That’s why holistic education is at the heart of Pepperdine University — academic excellence balanced with purpose, service, and leadership. Our online Master of Science in Leadership programs are a perfect example.
We understand that every leadership style is different, so we offer five specialized programs — each designed to develop your style and prepare you to excel as a leader.
Choose your path:
- PreK-12 Education
- Higher Education
- Learning Technology
- Learning Design and Innovation
- Organizational Leadership and Learning
Why earn your master’s in leadership?
By 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that 18% of all jobs will require a master’s degree. Why? Because organizations have recognized the benefit of a master’s degree and prefer that their employees have one.
In fact, 74% of employers have raised educational standards to attract professionals with advanced degrees — especially in industries like education and healthcare.*
In addition, 61% of employers said the skills required for their positions have evolved. That means to qualify for a promotion or establish yourself as a leader, your education needs to evolve, too.*
Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
Ranked among the top 50 “National Universities” and 35th among “Best Value Schools” by U.S. News & World Report
Specializations offered in five M.S. in Leadership programs: preK-12 administration, higher education, learning technology, learning design and innovation, and organizational leadership and learning
Master of Science in Leadership in PreK-12 Education
Shape a collaborative culture focused on lifelong learning and influence social, cultural, political, and legal issues affecting education.
This program is for you if you’re: a K-12 educator, adult classroom teacher, teacher on special assignment, counselor, district coordinator, principal, assistant principal, or dean.
The curriculum emphasizes: inclusive and community leadership, collaboration, instruction leadership, and policy and change management.
Master of Science in Leadership in Higher Education
Learn how to support the advancement of student services and play an integral role in defining the economic policy for institutions of higher education.
This program is for you if you’re: seeking management or administrative positions such as department chair, director, dean, or higher positions in institutions of higher education.
The curriculum emphasizes: advanced learning theory and technology along with change, student services, government, policy, and innovation in institutions of higher education.
Master of Science in Leadership in Learning Technology
Increase your ability to integrate emerging technologies to enhance learning in organizations and schools by analyzing individual learning styles and pairing technology to match students’ interests.
This program is for you if you’re: seeking to serve as head of education, manager of learning development teams, or information officer working in the private or public sector.
The curriculum emphasizes: the examination of emerging technologies and challenges you to rethink learning ecosystems by understanding their unique challenges.
Master of Science in Learning Design and Innovation
Design new training tools and support materials to encourage learning at all ages through analysis of formal and informal learning environments.
This program is for you if you’re: working in the private or public sector and seeking to integrate technology into digitally rich environments through instructional and program design.
The curriculum emphasizes: collaboration, inclusive leadership, advanced learning theory and technology integration, and the exploration of innovative technologies that influence learning.