Student Spotlight | Keturah Smith, MSOL Student 


Keturah Smith pivoted from project management to a leadership position as Director of Learning and Development. Now running a department, she needed to take her management skills to the next level. Lehman’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership was the perfect fit. With the program’s evening classes and a fully online option, Keturah appreciated the option to earn a graduate degree in 12 months from the convenience of her home, alongside a cohort of other working professionals. She loves that she can apply what she’s learning directly to her job. 

“I get to advocate for employees in my company and help them get the L&D support that they need. It's something I want to continue doing, because I feel a company is only as good as its people.” 

She also sees opportunities for career advancement with an MSOL degree from Lehman, whether that’s an elevated position in her current area, a chief of staff, or a shift to leadership coaching. 

“The program is helping me determine where I may want to go and how I want to be employed—what my next step should be from a leadership perspective, to have a greater role. I want to continue to make an impact so that I can see my ideas come to fruition.” 

Learn How Be An Effective Leader

Master’s in Organizational Leadership 

Learn how to be an effective communicator, lead high-performing teams, and sustain successful, thriving organizations. Prepare to assume leadership positions within a variety of fields, such as higher education, not-for-profit, community-based agencies, corporate, healthcare and government. 

Courses emphasize self-assessment and reflection, critical thinking, decision making and problem solving, with extensive field-based experiences as a central component.  

With both hybrid and fully online options, this program gives you the flexibility needed to complete your degree while also working full-time. Both options of the MSOL program can be completed in 12 months. 

Application Deadline:

Priority decision: March 15th 

Regular decision: April 15th 

Final decision: May 15th 

Fast Facts

Flexible Learning

Enjoy flexibility with the fully online MSOL program option. Complete your degree while also working full-time.

Real-Life Application

Complete an Action Research project where you’ll identify a problem in your organization, explore solutions, and offer a plan for positive change.

Earn Your Degree in Just One Year

The 30-credit MSOL program offers rigorous classes in a streamlined format that allows you to complete your degree in 12 months.


  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university 
  • A minimum 3.0 (B) grade point average from a completed undergraduate degree program 
  • Currently working or holding a substantial leadership role in a community or service-related organization

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Program Coordinator
Julia Hood 
Doctoral Lecturer/Coordinator


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Shuster Hall, Room 150
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
Bronx, NY 10468
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