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MA in O&L Program Structure

The Master of Arts in Organization and Leadership (O&L) consists of 30 credits from the following courses.

See O&L and General Education course descriptions in the School of Education section of the USF General Catalog online.

Foundations | 3 credits (required)

  • O&L 614 - Introduction to Organization and Leadership (3)

Research Methodology | 3 credits

  • GEDU 603 - Methodology of Educational Research (3)

O&L Coursework - General or Focus Area | 15 credits

Follow a general program in O&L or choose one of three focus areas:

  • Higher Education
  • K-12 Leadership
  • 21st Century Leadership
  • Students choose O&L courses.
    (This is a sampling of course options. For all O&L courses and descriptions click here.)
    • O&L 615 - Information Systems in Educational Management (3)
    • O&L 621 - Budget and Finance (3)
    • O&L 622 - Education Law (3)
    • O&L 624 - Human Resources in Educational Management (3)
    • O&L 630 - Educational Leadership (3)
    • O&L 635 - Anthropology of Education (3)
    • O&L 652 - Data Based Decision Making for School Leaders (3)
    • O&L 654 - School, Community and Society (3)
    • O&L 658 - Culture and Work (3)
    • O&L 661 - Organization Development and Learning (3)
    • O&L 670 - Ethical Organization (3)

Electives | 6 credits

  • Choose two elective courses drawn from the following based on program advisor approval:
    • Organization & Leadership courses
    • Special topics courses,
    • Directed studies,
    • Other School of Education department courses,
    • Accepted transfer courses.

Master's Field Project or Thesis | 3 credits

  • O&L 655 - Masters Field Project (3)