What are Leadership Studies?

Leadership studies explores theories, models, and frameworks which help people to understand the challenges associated with leading at the individual, group, and organizational levels. There is a tremendous volume of social science research associated with the field of leader and leadership development. Understanding the science of leading allows people to perform the "art of leadership" in more effective ways.

What can people do in the Army with a leadership related graduate degree?

The short answer is everything! Leadership touches every facet of what an Army officer does and is responsible for doing. Specific assignments calling for in-depth understanding of leadership topics range from service in tactical unit command and staff roles to more specialized assignments in organizations like the Center for Army Leadership.

What kinds of Master's Degrees predominate in the field?

MBA (with specialties in General Management, Leadership, or Organizational Behavior), MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, MA in Organizational Psychology, MPA (with specialty in Non-Profit Management or Leadership).

What kinds of professionals study in a typical leadership related graduate program?

The types of people enrolled in leadership related graduate programs will range from students who entered immediately upon completion of their undergraduate degree to experienced executives looking to update their knowledge and skills.

Sample of Top Leadership Related Graduate Programs for Army Officers

  • Northwestern University-Kellogg School of Management-MBA Program
  • Princeton University-Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs-MPA Program
  • Teachers College, Columbia University -MA in Organizational Psychology Program
  • Georgia Institute of Technology - MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program
West Point faculty members have attended graduate school through the Army. As a result, they`re familiar with most American universities and would be happy to advise you on this discipline as you consider your options. Feel free to give them a call at: (845)938-1788. When you do so, make sure to identify yourself as a CSP-GRADSO holder.

Researching Potential Schools

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