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Graduate Programs: Leadership & Public Service

Here’s how to make a living from your passion for community building.

Whether your dream is a career in policy, or a life’s work dedicated to advocacy, a career in elected office or making your mark through community engagement or corporate social responsibility, there is a degree program in the College of Leadership & Public Service that will prepare you for the first day on that job.

  • Master of Arts, Certificate
    Conflict Management—M.A. & Graduate Certificate

    Conflict is an inevitable part of public life, but it doesn’t have to be a barrier to success when handled effectively, efficiently and respectfully. You’ll be equipped with the tools to recognize, understand and alleviate conflict in intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational and governmental settings.

  • Master of Arts
    Leadership and Public Service

    There's a great need for leaders like you who can serve communities by implementing tangible solutions. Build critical skills in leadership, communication and conflict resolution. Our experts will lead you along the way.

  • Master of Public Administration
    Master of Public Administration (MPA)

    Prepare for a life of public service in government and nonprofit sectors at Lipscomb, where Tennessee turns for leadership. Our Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is considered the gold standard for young people pursuing these fields with intent to enter public service.

  • Master of Arts
    Organizational Leadership

    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.

  • Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Certificate
    Sustainability - M.S. & Certificate

    Learn the science of sustainability and help both businesses and people transform careless behaviors into mindful habits. You’ll be equipped with a holistic approach that helps focus on the triple bottom line: people, profit and planet. Add regenerative energy to your community and the world.