Organizational Leadership, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
, KY,
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Organizational Leadership students focus on influencing people, while managing processes, products, and services. Employers value the leadership skills, decision-making, and operational knowledge that OL graduates possess.

This program is offered by Western Kentucky University.

The faculty is interdisciplinary and have practical leadership experience to compliment a theoretical foundation making the courses very applied and experiential. We recognize the need for leadership understanding and practice in every area of contemporary life and we design our programs to allow students to gain the knowledge, experience, and credentials they need to succeed in life.


Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Effective Leadership Studies
  • Applied Research Methods in Organizational Leadership
  • Elements of Public Administrations
  • Leadership in Global Contexts
  • Leading Teams
For more information please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

The OL program requires a bachelor's degree earned at a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum overall GPA of 2.75. The OL will consider applicants with a 2.5 overall GPA or based on prior professional experiences. NO GRE OR GMAT REQUIRED!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    20706 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    20706 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    20706 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Housing: $3,750

Living costs for Bowling Green

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The graduate assistantship program at WKU provides graduate students the opportunity to earn an excellent salary and fringe benefits while advancing their career. Assistantships are available for qualified applicants -- please read the graduate assistantship overview to learn about qualifications, how to apply, potential benefits, and more.

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