Master in Integrative Leadership
Drury's Master in Integrative Leadership degree allows students to customize their master’s degree with relevant programs that most closely align with their career goals and interests. For this degree, students will complete two separate 12-credit hour certificates, connected by two courses that help them bring it all together.
Each certificate is offered online or via synchronous video courses as four 8-week courses in Fall and Spring semesters, making it possible to start a certificate in August and complete it in May.
- Data Leadership
- Business Ventures Leadership
- Nonprofit Leadership
- Public Safety Leadership
- Instructional Design and Technology
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership
This course introduces students to the process of designing an applied research project that satisfies a question or problem in an organizational or community context. Upon completion of the course, students will have a foundation for developing an in-depth project that demonstrates an integrative approach to leadership and problem-solving.
This course is the culminating experience of the master’s program. Students will design and complete an applied capstone project that draws upon theoretical foundations in the disciplines in which the certificates are grounded. The project, designed to inform professional practice, will demonstrate skill in oral and written as well as competencies in research, analysis and integrative thinking.
How can this degree help you advance your interests? Here's an example of how it could work:
- Interest area one
You aspire to share your content expertise in workshops, training sessions and digital spaces. Consider the Instructional Design and Technology Certificate to develop the insights, strategies and skills that allow you to deliver powerful content to targeted audiences.
- Interest area two
You have a passion for advancing the mission of a nonprofit organization. Earn the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate to strengthen your knowledge of stakeholder perspectives and mission-centric operations.
Connect the two certificates by completing a project that integrates your knowledge of adult learning and instructional design with nonprofit programming and outreach. You can enhance your credentials while addressing an important community issue.
- Coursework is 100% online
- GRE not required
- Each graduate certificate is 12 credit hours
- Certificate courses are eight-week sessions, starting in the fall and ending in the spring, making it possible to complete a four-course certificate in two semesters
- A limited number of transfer credits may be eligible for degree requirements
- GMAT required for the Business Ventures Leadership certificate only. Test and fee waivers available to qualified students
- Available to new students admitted to the Master in Integrative Leadership in the amount of $500
- Must be admitted by August 10, 2021
- Must be registered for 6 semester hours at the time scholarship is applied
- $250 applied Fall semester / $250 applied Spring semester
- Renewable for a second academic year if the student maintains 3.0 or higher GPA and completes a minimum of 12 credit hours in the first academic year
Policies & Funding
- New graduate students who apply for the Master in Integrative Leadership may enroll in MILE 600 after completing 12 credit hours of certificate coursework. Upon completion of two certificates and MILE 600 Integrative Connections I, students are eligible to enroll in MILE 700 Integrative Connections II.
- Students who have previously earned one graduate certificate at Drury may apply for the Master in Integrative Leadership program. Integrative Connections I may be completed before enrolling in the second certificate. Per the Graduate Catalog, all requirements for a degree program must be completed within seven years.
- Students who have earned the Master of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership may apply the 12 credit hours of core MNCL coursework (MNCL 601, 602, 603, 604) toward the Master in Integrative Leadership. (The certificate title will not be retroactively added to the student’s transcript.) Per the Graduate Catalog, all requirements for a degree program must be completed within seven years.
- A maximum of six credit hours may be transferred into the 30-credit hour program.
- Affordable payment plans available through Drury
- Federal financial aid eligible via FAFSA. Apply for financial aid at drury.edu/financial-aid
- Competitive graduate assistantships provide tuition remission and stipend
- Consult your employer for tuition reimbursement opportunities