MSED - Organizational Leadership

The Newman Organizational Leadership graduate program includes 11 courses or 33 credit hours designed for anyone interested in developing themselves and others by sharpening 21st Century leadership best practices required in today’s multicultural, interconnected, and complex work environments. Dynamic class sessions and relevant student assignments are compatible with the needs of candidates who are employed full-time. The program is designed to be completed in less than two years, and education licensure is not required for this program.

Students in the classroom


All 8-week courses are taught within a flexible delivery model that includes a combination of face-to-face, blended, and online interactive courses. These innovative course deliveries with rich feedback are the hallmarks of Newman’s outcome-based “personal touch” programs.


All courses are taught by faculty members who have terminal degrees and/or International Coach Federation credentials and extensive field based experience in various leadership roles. The goal of faculty members is to assure graduates are more knowledgeable, caring, reflective, visionary, collaborative, and ethical because of their experiences in the Newman graduate program.


    • Undergraduate degree or previous graduate program Grade Point Average of 2.75 or above (on a 4.0 scale) is required; Contact Dr. Marx if your GPA is less than this for an individual review.
    • Completion of designated courses or approval of course substitutions by advisor.
    • Maintenance of 3.0 GPA in graduate courses.

How DO I Apply?

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Candidates develop their potential for leadership in diverse settings including those in military, government, health care, corporate, small business, nonprofit, religious, and education. The program includes the study and comparison of various leadership coaching models to enhance the candidate’s own performance, as well as their abilities to mentor and guide others to achieve peak performance.

Candidates learn skillsets essential for valuing diversity, resolving conflicts, conducting difficult conversations, and leading change in the face of resistance. Candidates examine critical keys to adult development and how it is catalyzed through practices such as self-reflecting, questioning assumptions, engaging intentional mindfulness and positive assumptions on the part of others. Candidates have opportunities to apply leadership skills through relevant quality workplace improvement projects, and practice what they are learning by coaching other leaders outside the classroom.