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Become a Valued Leader

Strong leadership is needed more than ever in today's world.

As a graduate student in our M.A. in organizational leadership program, you will develop the knowledge and skills to become an innovator in diverse communities of practice while being mindful of the changing job market. 

Fully Online Program

Our 30-credit, fully online M.A. program will give you a solid foundation in leadership intelligence — which is the ability to apply appropriate leader development best practices and ethical standards in diverse environments — while aligning your personal and professional goals with an organization's goals.

Our online programs offer the benefits of a traditional Point Park University education in a flexible format at an affordable cost. Our 8-week courses are always offered asynchronously for your convenience. 

Online students have access to:

  • Point Park faculty with real-world experience.
  • Small online class sizes for individualized attention.
  • A full spectrum of University resources.
  • A student success advisor offering support from application to graduation, who will guide you to successfully complete your degree.

Cohorts begin every semester. Apply now!

Learn more in our Virtual Open House video:


Concentration Options

Our M.A. in organizational leadership students choose from one of the following concentrations:

  • Leading social innovation
  • Leading for diversity and inclusion
  • Leading for environment, social and governance (ESG)
  • National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer (including the opportunity to apply credits earned through completion of the NFA EFO Program)*
  • General concepts in organizational leadership

*Point Park is the only university in the region to accept NFA credits into its graduate program.

Course Offerings

Some of the courses offered in our M.A. in organizational leadership program include:

  • Leadership Theory and Practice
  • Decision Making Tools for Leaders
  • Organizational Cultures and Ethical Considerations for Leaders
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Fundraising
  • Leading in Diverse Communities
  • Community Leadership: Cultivating Networks
  • Graduate Internship

Our Faculty

Learn from faculty who have served as leaders in businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, civic sector organizations and more.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Program Director Robert Skertich, Ph.D.
  • Extensive background in public and nonprofit administration
  • Worked for the American Red Cross, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Currently serves as the Assistant Fire Chief and Training Officer for the Elfinwild Fire Company

Career Options

With a master’s degree in organizational leadership, you will have the option to pursue a variety of positions such as: 

  • Organizational manager
  • Nonprofit/higher education administrator
  • Training and development manager
  • Diversity and inclusion director
  • Human resources manager
  • Employee relations manager
  • Social and community services manager 
  • Administrative director
  •  Program management analyst

Learn More

For questions and additional details about our Master of Arts in organizational leadership program, contact our Office of Graduate and Online Admissions.

Domestic applicants: or 412-392-3808

International applicants: or 412-392-4775