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Master of Science in Leadership


Learn how to lead more courageously and strategically in a volatile, uncertain world.

As a government professional, you are on the frontline of change. You have sworn an oath to the Constitution — and to answering the Founding Fathers’ call “to form a more perfect Union.” Every day, you face challenges head on and work to keep government institutions vibrant and strong.

Brookings Executive Education’s Master of Science in Leadership (MSL) program combines government, public policy, leadership and management expertise. No other graduate degree provides the same blend of knowledge and experience — or better prepares you to excel as public leader.

The MSL program attracts professionals from federal, state and local agencies and nonprofit organizations. The atmosphere is diverse and collaborative. You share successes, challenges and best practices with one another, interactions that deepen into lifelong friendships.

All MSL courses focus on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Executive Core Qualifications. Classes are taught by a faculty internationally recognized for its research and scholarship. Review the MS-Leadership brochure to learn more about this competency-based program.

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

Start your  MS-Leadership application here.

 “As graduates of a degree program that integrates Robert Brookings’ two cherished institutions, you will keep his legacy alive through your continued learning and development. Equally important, the knowledge you acquired here at Brookings will better enable you to address the challenges of a tumultuous world.” – Retired Gen. John Allen, President, The Brookings Institution

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