University of Charleston

Master of Science in Strategic Leadership

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  • duration

    16 Months 

  • format

    In-Seat & Online 

  • location

    Beckley, Charleston, and Online

Program Overview

Through our accelerated, cohort-based program, working professionals will develop leadership skills and abilities to meet the challenges of a global business world as an organizational leader in a wide range of career fields. This program provides you with practical education, meaningful skills, and a knowledge base to advance to senior-level leadership.

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Program Highlights

  • Helps to develop your leadership skills and abilities.

  • It is designed specifically for working professionals.

  • You can specialize in Business Management, Healthcare Management, Crisis Leadership, or Strategy as Practice.

  • The entire course can be completed online or on-campus in as little as 16 months.

Program Outcomes

  • Senior Leadership Skill Base

    You will learn how to anticipate and execute organizational change while motivating and inspiring your team.


  • Lifelong Connections

    Small classes of students progress together through the sequential curriculum. Lifelong connections and professional relationships are formed and solidified through the progression.

  • Strategic Leader in Complex Environments

    Graduates leave the program with strategic, creative, and critical thinking skills needed to lead organizations, groups, and teams through turbulent, complex, and diverse environments.

Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

David Cooper, MS

Academic Advisor, MSSL and MSCS

Shelly Roy
Shelly Roy

Military Application Coordinator

Kristen Dugan

Associate Professor, Strategic and Executive Leadership Programs & Director, Strategic Leadership Program  

Additional Information

Admissions Requirements

Students must gain general admission to the University of Charleston. A visit to campus to meet with Admissions personnel and program faculty is strongly encouraged.

How Much Will it Cost?

View our Tuition & Fees page

Curriculum and Course Catalog