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 Department of Human and Organizational Learning in GW's Graduate School of Education and Human Development, and with the Division of Leadership at the USNA.
Students complete the 45-credit program in one year across three academic terms (a summer session and fall and spring semesters). These credits are delivered through 14 courses and a research capstone—GW teaches 30 of the 45 credits and the USNA teaches the remaining 15 credits.
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.
45 credits, including 30 credits taken at GW and 15 credits taken at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA)
|COMM 6171||Professional Communication|
|COMM 6242||Organizational Communication and Conflict Management|
|HOL 6701||Adult Learning|
|HOL 6702||Organizational Change I|
|HOL 6704||Leadership in Organizations|
|HOL 6742||Design of Adult Learning Interventions|
|HOL 6746||Work Groups and Teams in Organizations|
|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