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MA in Leadership - Admission

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MA in Leadership Admission Requirements

The Master of Arts in Leadership degree at The University of Olivet is a rigorous program of graduate- level study. To be eligible for admission consideration, applicants must meet the following requirements.

A. Master of Arts in Leadership Admission Requirements
The following requirements must be met in order to be eligible for admission into the Master of Arts in Leadership program. Admission will be offered twice per year, for the first term of both Fall and Spring semesters, Fall 1 and Spring 1, respectively. Each student must meet the admission requirements of the University.

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate coursework.
  3. A personal essay of 1-2 pages detailing educational and career goals.



B. Graduate Leadership Certificate Admission Requirements

Students wishing to pursue the 15-credit hour Graduate Leadership Certificate must meet the following requirements. Admission will be offered on a rolling basis, aligned with scheduled course offerings.

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate coursework.


C. Conditional Admission Requirements

Prospective students with an undergraduate grade point average between 2.5 and 2.99 may be considered for admission to the Master of Arts in Leadership degree program or Graduate Leadership Certificate program based on the following additional requirement:

  1. A minimum of two years professional work experience
  2. Current resume.

The Application Process

Prospective graduate students are required to submit the following documents as part of their application package:

  • A formal application through the college’s online application system.
  • An official transcript indicating completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate institution with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • A personal essay discussing the applicant’s commitment to professional growth and development through the graduate program and their educational and career goals.

Applicants with a grade point average below 3.0 on a 4. Scale must provide additional documentation:

  • A minimum of two years professional work experience
  • Current resume.

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