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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.” –  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 Master of Science in 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.


Based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Executive Core Qualifications, the MS-Leadership curriculum prepares you to excel as a senior government leader.

The curriculum was expanded in 2018 to include policy courses, increasing your knowledge of global challenges and corresponding strategies. All courses deliver research-based content that combines new thinking, best practices and tools you can immediately use to drive results at your agency.

“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.” –  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  MS-Leadership application here. 

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