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Master of Science in Leadership

The Thinking, the Tools, the Credential for Today’s Leaders

“This degree is an excellent way to learn, whether you are currently Senior Executive Service or aspiring to it. I have applied the new frameworks and tools learned to a wide range of immediate challenges with outstanding and lasting results.” – Executive Master of Science in Leadership Graduate


A new foundation is needed to successfully lead organizations in today’s dynamic environment. The Master of Science in Leadership (MS-Leadership) is not just another advanced degree; it is the qualification for leading change and solving multifaceted challenges.
BEE WUSTL Olin logo Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, in partnership with the Brookings Institution, has designed the Executive Master of Science in Leadership (Executive MS-Leadership) program to develop leaders for service as senior federal executives. The program combines the business acumen of Olin faculty with the Brookings Institution’s research and policy expertise.

Program Overview:

The MS-Leadership degree is an executive-level master’s degree designed for working professionals. As a student you will have a great deal of flexibility to determine your pace of study. Individuals enrolled in the program are matriculated students of the top-ranked Washington University in St. Louis.


The majority of the Executive MS-Leadership program is completed through courses held at the Brookings Institution. Each DC-based course is conducted as a short two- or three-day module. In addition to courses at the Brookings Institution, you also will attend two, week-long residential courses in St. Louis.

“The MS-Leadership program is what graduate school should be… (it) was far and above the best professional development experience I have ever had… at the end of the program you will be smarter, wiser, and better able to deliver value to your country, state, and community.” – Executive Master of Science in Leadership Graduate

For additional information on the MS-Leadership degree please contact Specialty Program Manager, Morgan Kaminski, at 202-797-4396 or

Start your Executive MS-Leadership application here. 

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