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Two Master’s Programs Announced


April 20, 2010

Maryville University’s College of Arts and Sciences has announced two new master’s programs: The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and The Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership.

“These two new programs, which we consider as companion programs, offer skills and knowledge that will be applicable for a wide array of professionals and recent college graduates,” said Dan Sparling, PhD, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  “A good deal of careful research and study went into the formulation of these two programs and we have already had an excellent response.  We welcome inquiries and hope many professionals in the St. Louis region will consider enrolling.”

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

The M.A. program in organizational leadership is an interdisciplinary program that integrates theory and practical knowledge from disciplines in the social sciences, communication, business and humanities. The program is designed for individuals who wish to enhance their leadership effectiveness and their opportunities for advancement, and for those who are seeking a new career in corporate, government, not-for-profit and and community organizations.

Additional information about the program can be found here.  Questions may also be directed to Carrie Ellis-Kalton, PhD; 314.529.9688.

Master of Arts program in Strategic Communication and Leadership
The M.A. program in strategic communication and leadership provides an innovative blend of communication and leadership theory and practice for individuals interested in careers and career advancement in a wide variety of profit and not-for-profit organizations. The program’s emphasis on both leadership and communication skills prepares students to become ethical, socially responsible and effective leaders and communicators in an ever-changing and increasingly diverse world.

Additional information about the program can be found here. Questions may also be directed to Barbara DeSanto, EdD, APR, Fellow PRSA; 314.529.9455.

About Maryville University
Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges in the Masters-Midwest category, Maryville University students may choose from 50 academic programs, including degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Among recent graduates, 82 percent are employed or attending graduate school. More than 16,000 Maryville alumni work and live in the St. Louis region.


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