Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership


The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) program enables you to increase your ability to lead, as well as shows you how to help organizations enhance their overall leadership capacity. You will expand your self-awareness, learn how to improve the performance of individuals, teams, and organizations, and gain knowledge about how to develop these vital leadership skills in others. The MAOL program will help you turn your vision for a better tomorrow into a reality

 Quick Facts

Credit Hours: 33

Duration: 24 months

Start Terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer

Tuiton: $26,994 ($818/credit hour)*


Degree Details

You can complete the 100% online MAOL program in as little as two years. All courses are 16 weeks long in the fall and spring semesters and eight weeks long in the summer semesters. The MAOL program provides an applied approach to the study and practice of leadership.

You will learn from a team that is dedicated to your success. Most importantly, you can tailor the leadership degree program to meet your career interests by choosing one of three specialty tracks: organizational leadership, nonprofit and volunteer leadership, military, and government leadership.

What You'll Learn

  • How to enhance individual, team, and organizational effectiveness
  • What it takes to create high-performance teams
  • Theories and application of management and leadership principles
  • The skills necessary to drive and manage change
  • Applied research methods
  • How to build and change organizational culture
  • Organizational communication skills that improve decision making
  • Ethics and leadership

Four Phases to Your Degree

The program includes four phases.

  • Phase one: Begin your coursework with an introduction to interdisciplinary education. These studies will help you develop a broad understanding of the world, as well as enhance your critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Phase two: Complete the program’s core leadership curriculum. These courses develop your’ skills and abilities to lead, as well as provide knowledge about how to build the leadership skills of others.
  • Phase three: Select one of three available leadership track options to help you build knowledge and skills related to your desired career path.
  • Phase four: Complete your degree with six hours of credit earned from one of two completion options.

Experiential Leadership Completion Program

The MAOL program offers one of the most innovative completion options available in higher education. We call this option the Experiential Leadership Completion Program (ELCP). Many ELCP participants will find that this program provides the most significant leadership development experience of their careers.

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Tuition and Fees - An Investment in Your Future

Online programs are an investment in each student’s future, and OU makes every effort to see that each qualified candidate is able to attend. Current students use many types of financing to cover their expenses such as Financial Aid. To learn more, please fill out the form above to speak with one of our enrollment counselors.

The MAOL program tuition is $26,994 ($818/credit hour).*

$350 nonrefundable tuition deposit

  • Reserves spot in upcoming class
  • Counts toward first semester tuition

 *Program rate is pending approval by Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

**Oklahoma residents applying for the Spring or Summer 2022 semester will receive a one-semester partial tuition waiver.


Getting Started: Admissions Requirements

STEP ONE: Complete Online Application Form

You can start an online application here. As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application.

STEP TWO: Provide Your Supporting Materials

The online MAOL program requires the following supporting materials:

  • Statement of Purpose: A 300-500 word statement describing your career goals and how the chosen degree program aligns with those goals. The statement should also address educational history, including any disparity in undergraduate GPA, and significant life events leading to the decision to apply to graduate school.
  • Current Resume: Formatted in a professional manner, highlighting past work experience and education.
  • Last Degree Conferring Transcript: Must be uploaded into the online application with the rest of your materials.

Once all required materials have been received, your application file will be sent to our Admissions Committee.

STEP THREE: Review and Evaluation

The review process takes two to three weeks and admitted students will receive communication as soon as an official decision has been rendered. Post-acceptance next steps will be provided to admitted students at this time.


Read more about College of Professional and Continuing Studies programs, and you’ll see why so many nontraditional students choose our college as their first step toward a better career.



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