Designed for driven professionals striving to become industry problem-solvers, Southeastern University’s online master’s in leadership focuses on the application of leadership in context with tracks in Entrepreneurship, Nonprofit Leadership, Research or Organizational Leadership.

Southeastern University’s online Master of Arts in Leadership degree consists of an accelerated curriculum that combines leadership innovation with key problem-solving methods, designed specifically to prepare working individuals for the next step in their careers. Delivered in a fully online classroom, our master’s in leadership program offers four unique concentration tracks, each developed to help you strengthen your professional skills, enhance your problem-solving potential and demonstrate what it takes to advance in your industry.

As a student, you’ll have the choice between four career-focused specialization tracks: Entrepreneurship, Nonprofit Leadership, Research, and Organizational Leadership. Created for today’s growing business world, these concentrations are skill-specific, so you can become an expert in what matters most in your industry or ministry. In addition to choosing the content you study, you’ll also get to choose the time and place you study. While completing your degree in our online classroom, you’ll have the freedom to access course materials whenever and wherever is convenient for your schedule.

Our online master’s in leadership degree is guided by a faculty of educators with years of professional leadership experience. Determined to help you succeed academically and professionally, your educators will provide you with the personalized guidance and support necessary to grow your potential as a leader and gain a deeper understanding of professional relationship dynamics. With each course, you’ll enhance your capabilities and take a step closer to leading professionally through example and making a difference in the workplace.


Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

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Courses and Requirements

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SEU’s online master’s in leadership degree includes a total of 36 credits. Through 18 credits of core education courses, you’ll strengthen your understanding of leadership fundamentals, including the practice of self-leadership, social intelligence, strategy and more. The additional 18 credits of this program are earned through a selection of four diverse degree specializations. Each specialization offers guidance in a specific area of leadership through career-focused courses.


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How to Apply

When applying to the SEU Online Master of Arts in Leadership program, you will need to complete or submit the following:

  • Completed application
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher*
  • Two letters of recommendation, including one from an academic or professional reference and one from a personal character reference
  • Typically, you don’t have to take the GRE/GMAT exams. Request more info or chat with an enrollment counselor for details.

Tuition and Fees

Component Cost Total*
Tuition $495 per credit hour $17,820
Technology Fee $150 per semester $600
General Student Fee $150 per semester $600
Totals $19,020

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated three to four semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 866.858.6290 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.

Financial Aid

SEU Online wants to help make your online education even more affordable, so we offer a variety of financial aid options. About 85% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and we have multiple payment options available.

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Career Outcomes

Our online master’s in leadership degree provides you with the necessary skills to pursue several rewarding career paths. Potential careers you can pursue after graduation include:

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Benefits of Learning Online

By studying online with SEU, you’ll experience the luxury of being able to complete your course work during your own time, wherever you may be.

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