Organizational Leadership (Master of Science)

Master the skills you need to be a leader.

Advance your leadership skills and position yourself for new opportunities with a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership online degree from Creighton University.

What does it mean to be a leader? For starters, it’s much more than an extra word or two on your business card. It’s a commitment to make thoughtful decisions, handle adversity, understand and manage organizational challenges, collaborate with others and promote change – all for the greater good. This master’s program can help you develop the skills you need to inspire and navigate positive change in your workplace and community.

You won’t have to wait long to start applying your knowledge. Skills and techniques can be taken straight from the classroom and implemented in your organization while you’re still learning. Your new skillset will also enable you to promote meaningful relationships in the workplace.

A degree that fits your career goals and your schedule.

A hectic schedule doesn’t have to stop you from pursuing your master’s degree. Creighton University’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership can be completed entirely online. The program can also be tailored to fit your career goals with available concentrations in business, healthcare and organizational leadership.

The master’s degree requires 18 credit hours from program core courses and 18 credit hours from elective courses. You can get even more value out of your educational journey by completing coursework toward a graduate certificate as part of your elective requirements. See the Curriculum section below for details on which certificate programs qualify.

A degree with perspective.

Creighton University’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership lives within the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. The curriculum is developed by faculty from varying backgrounds including business, health, education, law, and arts and sciences. You’ll be immersed in a network of classmates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and vantage points. This interdisciplinary approach allows for classmates and faculty to exchange insights into their respective industries and professional experiences while you share your own. The program’s broad foundation will enhance your leadership skills and prepare you to succeed in a number of fields.


To earn a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership at Creighton University, you must complete 36 credit hours.

Core Courses – 18 credit hours

  • Writing for Graduate Students
  • Leadership Theory, Application and Reflection
  • Strategic Orienteering and Execution Tactics
  • Communicating and Leading Across Cultures
  • Innovation and Adaptive Change
  • Approaches to Human Capital
  • Leadership Capstone

Electives – 18 hours
Elective credits can be earned through a concentration, a graduate certificate, or coursework in various programs.

Students can earn a concentration in business leadership or healthcare leadership by completing 12 credit hours within one of these areas. Any electives can be taken to fulfill the remaining 6 credit hours.

Graduate Certificates
Students can choose to complete courses toward a graduate certificate in another field of study as part of the electives requirement. Applicable graduate certificate programs range from 15-16 credit hours, including:

Goals of the program along with a full course listing can be found in Creighton’s course catalog.


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Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application & $50 application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must include two years of full-time work or leadership experience
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement. See application for specific requirements
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons other than friends or family members who can speak to your performance in an academic or professional setting


A personal interview may be requested in addition to the above requirements. The interview may be conducted in-person or virtually.

International applicants

International applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements.​

Tuition & Scholarships

Financial Aid
To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to apply for financial assistance, as well as for graduate student scholarships and fellowships. Here’s how to apply for financial assistance.


Learn more:
Tuition and Fees
Financial Aid
Scholarships offered by the University
Scholarships offered by third parties

For questions about financial aid, contact:
gpfinaid [at] creighton [dot] edu

Certificate and Dual Degree Options

Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership – 15 credit hours
This 15 credit online certificate serves as the foundation for the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership. Learn the fundamentals of leadership, communication and management best practices.

Dual Degree Programs
MBA + MS in Organizational Leadership
MS in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution + MS in Organizational Leadership

Important Dates & Deadlines

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January December 1

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