Online Master of Science in Leadership Programs

Our leadership programs. Your leadership path.

Companies worldwide know there’s a leadership shortage — it’s one of the biggest barriers to growth. As senior leaders step down, it’s essential that new leaders step up. And yet, consider these numbers:

87% of companies say they don’t do an excellent job developing leaders at all levels*
61% of companies don’t offer any leadership training*

Now you can go beyond your employer for advanced leadership development by earning your master’s degree online from Pepperdine University.


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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

Online Master of Science in Leadership Programs

PreK-12 Education

Shape a collaborative culture focused on lifelong learning

Learning Technology

Integrate emerging technologies to enhance learning in organizations and schools

Organization Leadership and Learning

Promote teamwork and collaboration among employees

Higher Education

Support the advancement of student services in higher education

Learning Design and Innovation

Design new training tools and support materials to encourage learning at all ages

Why a master’s in leadership?

  • Inspire change: 72% of employees surveyed said they believe we need to redefine leadership for today’s world
  • Grow financially: Business leaders in the United States earn a national average salary of $127,705
  • Develop in-demand skills: Speed and adaptability are two highly sought after skills in the age of digital Darwinism

Why choose Pepperdine?

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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