Master of Arts in the Field of Leadership Education and Development
The Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication, part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, offers an interdisciplinary degree program leading to the degree of master of arts in leadership education and development (LEAD) to a cohort of designated officers from the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA). The Department awards the degree in partnership with the Division of Leadership at the USNA.
Students complete the 33-credit program in one year across three academic terms (a summer session and fall and spring semesters). These credits are delivered through 10 courses and a research capstone—GW teaches 18 of the 33 credits and the USNA teaches the remaining 15 credits.
Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.
33 credits, including 18 credits taken at GW and 15 credits taken at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA)
|COMM 6171||Professional Communication|
|COMM 6190||Leadership Communication|
|COMM 6242||Organizational Communication and Conflict Management|
|LEAD 6001||The Academy and the Brigade *|
|LEAD 6003||Foundations of Moral Reasoning *|
|LEAD 6004||LEAD Fellows Teaching Practicum *|
|LEAD 6005||LEAD Fellows Counseling Practicum *|
|LEAD 6006||LEAD Research Capstone *|
|ORSC 6209||Management Systems|
|ORSC 6245||Seminar: Organizational Behavior|
|ORSC 8261||Research Methods in Organizational Sciences|
*Course taken at the USNA