Master in Integrative Leadership

Scholarship opportunity available for a limited time! See details below.

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.

More Information

Certificates available: 

Connector courses:

MILE 600: Integrative Connections I: Research and Project Planning
3 credit hours

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.

MILE 700: Integrative Connections II: Capstone Project
3 credit hours

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.

Certificate Details

  • 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

Scholarship Information

  • 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


Drury Leadership Collaborative

Dr. Lori Slater, Director
(417) 873-7267

Jeff Riggins, Graduate Admissions Specialist
and Programs Coordinator
(417) 873-7075