Masters of Leadership - Geneva College in Pennsylvania
Geneva College

MS Graduate Program

Leadership Studies

Fully online Master's in Leadership Studies program combines the best of theory and field-based application for complex and evolving organizations

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Over 20 years ago, Geneva College began offering one of the first graduate leadership programs in the nation. Now, our fully online Master's in Leadership Studies program combines the best of theory and field-based application for complex and evolving organizations while complementing the busy life of today's working professional to assist you in earning your Master's of Science degree in Leadership Studies.

Move ahead, both professionally and personally with a Master's in Leadership Studies.

Master's in Leadership Studies

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Upcoming Start Dates

At a glance:

  • Complete your 36-credit program in less than two-and-a-half years taking one class per eight-week term
  • Choose one of three areas of specialization to focus your leadership training on project management, non-profits, or ministry
  • Enjoy the benefit of not having to commmute to campus for an evening class and instead complete all your coursework in the comfort of your own home
  • Small class sizes ensure you are not anonymous online and that you get to know your classmates and instructors

Upcoming Start Dates

Online Term Start Date Application Deadlines
Spring B March 6, 2023 February 13, 2023
Summer June 5, 2023 May 11, 2023
Fall A August 21, 2023 July 27, 2023
Fall B October 16, 2023 September 21, 2023
Spring A January 8, 2024 December 1, 2023
Spring B March 4, 2024 February 8, 2024



  • We train leaders using a theoretical framework of the social sciences, organizational psychology and development, and management theory. Our curriculum does more than simply introduce you to new concepts; it also takes your unique experience and helps you apply it to the workplace in new ways. And, our courses are taught from the Christian perspective that views the Bible as the ultimate textbook on leadership, shaping you into the kind of leader others will want to follow.
  • We strive to keep costs low not only by our competitive tuition pricing, but also by intentionally designing courses with affordable textbooks for studying. You'll also have access to the latest Microsoft Office applications for free.
  • Our instructors are well-seasoned faculty who actively work in a variety of disciplines throughout the U.S.
  • To culminate your experience, a six-credit capstone project gives you the opportunity to hone your research skills and study an area of leadership that is especially meaningful to your personal growth and development.


  • The interdisciplinary nature of the degree produces well-rounded graduates who are prepared for any job or professional opportunities in project management, business management, consulting, non-profit leadership, and more. You'll also learn the skills you need to work in a variety of organizational contexts: non-profit or for-profit sectors, large corporations or small companies, and traditional or virtual team environments.
  • Expand your professional network as you learn from instructors and classmates who are professionals just like you and are located all over the country.
  • According to the 2018 U.S. Census Bureau, only about 9% of adults hold a master's degree. Earning your M.S. in Leadership Studies from Geneva immediately puts you in the small percentage of employees with advanced degrees, opening the door to new career opportunities.
  • The skills and principles you'll learn through Geneva's M.S. in Leadership Studies program prepare you to not only engage the professional world now, but also to do restorative work with eternal impact.


State Authorization

SARA Approved Institution

Geneva is an approved SARA institution in Pennsylvania. The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. States and institutions that choose to participate agree to operate under common standards and procedures, providing a more uniform and less costly regulatory environment for institutions and more focused oversight responsibilities for states. Geneva College's participation in NC-SARA allows Geneva's programs to be available to students who are located in member statesAt present, California is the only U.S. state to have not yet joined NC-SARA.

Students who begin an online program while located in a state in which Geneva is authorized to offer online programs need to be aware that moving to a state or location in which Geneva is not authorized to offer the program may have negative consequences, such as the loss of eligibility for certain forms of financial aid and/or the ability to complete the academic program.

Please note that SARA membership does not include reciprocity for licensure or certification issues with other states. Geneva's licensure programs meet Pennsylvania licensure and certification requirements only. Completion of these requirements does not guarantee compatibility with other state licensure certifications. Before enrolling in an online licensure program at Geneva, research whether the licensure will be compatible with those of your home state.

Student resources are available regarding Withdrawal & Refund Policies and student complaint contact information by state.

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