Online Master of Science in Leadership Programs

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
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Complete coursework online

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Graduate in as few as 20 months

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3 start dates per year


No GRE/GMAT required

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No required work experience or related major

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Apply earned credit toward a doctorate degree

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.*


Why choose GSEP?

Our Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) was built on a foundation of leadership, learning, and technology. GSEP aims to develop you into a leader as you strive to improve the human condition.

We’re pioneers in innovative leadership, being the first to offer the following:

  • Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship and Change
  • One-year Master of Arts in Education with teaching credential
  • Accredited degree program in learning technologies in California
Every day, I witness the unwavering commitment of our faculty and staff as they uphold the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values while preparing students for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. These are the ideals and actions that set GSEP apart from other institutions of higher education.

Helen Easterling Williams (Ed.D.), Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology
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Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

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Ranked among the top 50 “National Universities” and 35th among “Best Value Schools” by U.S. News & World Report

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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

Do more than select a program. Secure your path to leadership.

Developing the characteristics it takes to be a leader is a lifelong process, so it’s no surprise that 73% of Americans consider themselves to be lifelong learners.* You’re on the path to becoming a leader. Now personalize your approach with the support of our online Master of Science in Leadership programs.

*Pew Research Center

What kind of leader do you want to be?

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