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Program Overview

Program Overview

Lipscomb University's Master's in Organizational Leadership program equips students with a comprehensive toolkit of knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to thrive in leadership roles across a wide spectrum of organizations. This program empowers individuals with the essential expertise and capabilities to lead in today's complex and ever-changing organizational landscape effectively. Students will enhance soft skills and adopt a holistic approach to drive strategic change throughout the organization.

In addition, this Master's comes with a built in Certificate in Conflict Management to further train you to handle some of the most difficult situations.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  1. Complete the Organizational Leadership Graduate Application Form.
  2. Application Fee: A non-refundable $50 application fee must be submitted before the application is evaluated by the admissions committee.
  3. Résumé: A résumé detailing academic, personal and professional experiences and achievements.
  4. Official Transcripts: Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities are required. Transcripts must be sent from the university of attendance in order to be considered official and can be either hard copy or electronic. See physical and email address below.
  5. References: Each applicant is required to submit two references.
  6. Personal Statement: A 750-1,000 word expanded goals statement concerning the applicant’s interest in and application of the program’s curriculum to expected career progression is required.
  7. Writing Sample: The writing sample should demonstrate clarity of thinking, reasoning ability, logic, and strong writing and communication skills. The sample should be an academic or professional document that has been previously written in an academic or professional setting. Previously published work may also be considered. The sample should not be something prepared for the sole purpose of admission to the program.
Lipscomb University
Graduate Admissions
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Nashville, TN 37204

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Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid

Lipscomb University is committed to making our first-class education as affordable as possible. For students earning their Master's in Organizational Leadership, the tuition is $899 per hour or $26,970 per program.

With various scholarship and financial aid programs available, your out-of-pocket cost of attendance can be much lower. Learn more about your financial aid options below.

*Note: The graduate tuition rates may increase annually, effective each summer semester.

Types of Aid

Program Highlights

Two in One

This program adds immeasurable value by equipping you with additional training in Conflict Management. Master's degree plus a certificate.

Weekly Live Sessions

Optional weekly live sessions give you a chance to connect and discuss your learning with your professor and your peers.

Flexible Paths to Complete

We know you are busy and getting a degree is a big task. That's why we created a program that fits your needs. Take it all online or 1/2 online, whichever you prefer.

Experts in the Field

You'll learn from leaders who have been there and want to share their expertise with you.

Cohort Peer Learning

Learn from peers from around the globe, build your personal network, and gain insights from different industries.


You'll have access to the College of Leadership & Public Service network, events, lunch and learns, and more. It's an invaluable resource as you look to build meaningful relationships.

Our Faculty

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    Rick Holaway

    Associate Provost for Graduate Enrollment and Director of Organizational Leadership

    Rick Holaway serves as the Associate Provost for Graduate Enrollment and Support, and as an Assistant Professor in the College of Business, teaching marketing and management courses to undergraduate and...

    Meet Rick Holaway
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    Steve Joiner

    Executive Director ICM and Dean, College of Leadership and Public Service

    Steve Joiner is the Dean of the College of Leadership and Public Service and Executive Director of the Institute for Conflict Management at Lipscomb University. Joiner also serves as Professor...

    Meet Steve Joiner
  • Tracy Allen

    Tracy Allen

    Adjunct Faculty

    Tracy Allen is an international professional mediator, arbitrator and ADR trainer. As a litigator and business tax attorney for many years, she now specializes in conflict resolution and Allen acts...

    Meet Tracy Allen
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    Jeff Thompson

    Adjunct Faculty

    Jeff Thompson, Ph.D., teaches in the Institute for Conflict Management and Leadership programs in Lipscomb University's College for Leadership and Public Service. He retired recently after serving more than 20...

    Meet Jeff Thompson

Career Paths

Sales Managers

Sales managers direct sales teams. They set sales goals, analyze data, and develop training programs for organizations’ sales representatives.

Human Resources Managers

Human resources managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

Public relations managers plan and direct the creation of material that will maintain or enhance the public image of their employer or client. Fundraising managers coordinate campaigns that bring in donations for their organization.