• Master of Science of Strategic Leadership (MSSL)

    Charleston | Beckley | Online

    Why UC

    Helps you develop your leadership skills and abilities.

    Designed specifically for working professionals.

    Entire course can be completed online or on campus in as little as 16 months.

    Students can specialize in certain areas: Business Management - Healthcare Management - Crisis Leadership - Strategy as Practice

    About the MSSL

    When you’re ready to take your career, your team, or your organization to a higher level, you need the right tools and knowledge to do so with confidence. Through our accelerated, cohort-based program, you’ll develop your abilities to meet the challenges of a global business world as an organizational leader in a wide range of career fields.




    What You’ll Learn

    You will gain the skills and knowledge to advance to senior leadership positions, lead teams or entire organizations, and learn how to create sustainability in organizations. Our smaller, cohort based classes are structured to help you make lifelong connections and develop relationships that can further your knowledge and career. An emphasis on real world leadership gives you practical knowledge and skill development, including strategic, creative and critical thinking. You can lead confidently and will be well prepared to grow your career.

    The program format combines once-a-week class meetings, teams and teamwork projects and individual assignments, so you can complete it even while working.


    Admission Requirements

    To be considered as a candidate for the MSSL program, you must have completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for full admission.

    How Much Will it Cost Me?

    View our Tuition & Fees page for detailed information.


    Leadership Job



    Fact Sheet

    Download the MSSL Fact Sheet

    Find out more about this program by downloading our Fact Sheet – a brief view of what our program is all about.

    Curriculum & Course Catalog

    Download the Curriculum & Course Catalog

    Our Academic Catalog can help you find out more about program requirements, look at other areas of study that might be of interest, and offer information about all of our course offerings.

    Course Descriptions

    Download the Course Descriptions

    To find out more about the classes you will take in this program, you can download our course descriptions.


    Program Faculty

    Kristen Dugan

    Strategic Leadership Program Director

    Admissions Representatives


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    All Other Student Inquiries

    David Cooper
    David Cooper

    Administrative Coordinator, Leadership Programs
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    Beckley, WV 25801