Online Master of Science in
Organizational Leadership (MSOL)

School of Education
Online Format: Online Mixed, Hybrid (synchronous and asynchronous)
Program Website

Program Highlights

  • 100% online – no attendance required on campus
  • Committed, caring faculty who are skilled organizational leaders
  • Earn a graduate degree in 12 months
  • No GRE required
  • Courses offered in summer, fall, winter, and spring

Program Description and Career Opportunities
Lehman College’s online MSOL program is designed to engage, empower and energize students to lead ethical and inclusive organizations. Students learn how to employ their leadership influence to enact positive change, transforming organizations and their surrounding communities. The MSOL program equips students to be effective communicators, lead high-performing teams, and sustain successful, thriving organizations and prepares them to assume leadership positions within a variety of fields such as healthcare, education, nonprofit and corporate.

Admission Requirements

  • 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.
  • Two letters of recommendation: one must be from a current supervisor at the applicant's place of employment who can best evaluate the applicant's leadership potential; and one must be from either a faculty member from prior studies or a supervisor who can evaluate the applicant's potential for success as a graduate student and work ethic.
  • A current resume detailing all past professional employment and any community or professional organization leadership positions, memberships and service.
  • A 500-word essay that discusses: a) why the applicant believes the Lehman MSOL is the right program for him/her; b) a description of his/her current (or most recent) role at work; c) a description of some of the challenges faced at work.

Applicants who satisfy the preliminary admissions requirements will be invited to a group interview with the MSOL program coordinator.

The cost per credit hour is $470 (in-state tuition & fees).

Application Deadline

Applications are only accepted for the Fall semester.

  • Priority decision: March 15
  • Regular decision: April 15
  • Final decision: May 15

Contact Program Coordinator
Dr. Janet R. DeSimone