Degrees Offered


*Note: applications not currently being accepted for specialization

Program Description

The College of Professional Studies offers a professional degree program leading to the master in leadership studies (M.L.S.), where students may choose either a general plan or one of six specializations. A 15 credit non-degree graduate program leading to the certificate in leadership studies is also available. With a heavy emphasis on ethics and leadership, the program objective is to increase the leadership competency of working professionals in our community.

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Application Requirements

Application Deadline

Rolling admission; however, please be aware of the following deadlines by which all applicant materials must be received by the Graduate School: Fall (August) Term: August 1 (June 1 for international students), Spring (January) Term: December 15 (October 15 for international students), Summer (May) Term: April 15 (generally international students are not able to start in the summer term).

Financial Aid

Private scholarships may be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses.


Contact Us

The Graduate School, Holthusen Hall, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 1881
1324 W. Wisconsin Ave., Room 305
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7137

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