M.S. in Leadership

  • 40 graduate credits (10 courses) taught in a seminar style and can be completed in 20 months – see degree plan*
  • Courses are offered in weekly, four-hour evening class sessions at PBA’s Orlando and West Palm Beach or Wellington campuses. The program can be completed online.
  • Program entry points are fall (August) and spring (January) with application deadlines of August 1 and December 1

Admission Requirements:

  1. Earn a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  2. Achieve undergraduate minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, with exceptions on a case-by-case basis
  3. Submit:
  • A completed online application and $45 nonrefundable fee (Click on the drop-down arrow to select the Graduate application)           
  • Official transcript from college/university where bachelor’s degree was conferred
  • Two confidential leadership recommendations
  • Two essay responses (one for Orlando)
  • A current resume

      4.   Faculty interview (Orlando only) – Once your application for admission is complete by meeting all the admission requirements and providing the required documents, you will be invited to an interview with a faculty member.

Scott Brown explains why he chose PBA Orlando to pursue his Master of Leadership degree, and discusses his experience in the program.

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Admissions decision and notification:

Applicants will be notified in writing of the Graduate Admissions Committee’s decision within two weeks after submitting your completed application. To secure a spot in the program, accepted students must submit, no later than 30 days before classes begin:

A  non-refundable $100 deposit, which is applied to tuition upon enrollment

The estimated tuition for the entire MSL program is $22,000*. This includes tuition for 40 credit hours ($525/credit) and the Resource Fee ($200/semester).

Financial Aid

Palm Beach Atlantic makes every effort to offer financial assistance through a variety of programs (federal and institutional) to deserving students. Primary funding for graduate study is provided on the basis of demonstrated financial need in the form of work study awards and student loans. Students must apply for financial aid each year by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) online at For any questions on work-study or loan eligibility please contact


Palm Beach Atlantic recognizes the servant leadership of those who put their lives at risk for others on a regular basis. The First Responder Scholarship is available to full-time employees of Fire and Rescue, Police, and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) who are enrolled in PBA’s Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management or Master of Science in Leadership. This $2,500 scholarship will be evenly awarded over the course of five semesters ($500 per semester). For more information about this scholarship opportunity please contact your Graduate Admission counselor at

*Cost based on 2015-2016 fee schedule and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

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