Online Master's in Leadership Launches

Online Master’s in Leadership Launches

Twenty students are enrolled in Creighton’s new online Master of Science in leadership degree program, which launched in January. They hold a variety of undergraduate degrees including journalism, business management, microbiology, human and social services, communication studies, exercise science and theater.

“Leadership is an exciting, innovative field,” says Gretchen Oltman, Ph.D., program director. “This program allows students to focus on moral and ethical leadership development from an interdisciplinary perspective.”

Oltman, who is also an assistant professor in Creighton’s popular doctoral leadership program, the Interdisciplinary Ed.D. Program in Leadership, says the master’s program builds on the strengths of the Ed.D. in that students are drawn from multiple disciplines and learn together in a cohort-based model built on Jesuit values.

“A student can complete the entire program online, yet know that the quality and content of the course is built on Creighton's strong academic foundation. Courses in both programs are taught by Creighton faculty and professional practitioners working in their respective fields,” Oltman says.