School of Leadership and Professional Advancement

705 Libermann Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412.396.5600
Fax: 412.396.5072

View of the Pittsburgh Steelers football stadium

This program is a peer-learning network of sports professionals that will help you cultivate an ability to lead and refine critical thinking and problem-solving abilities and better understand current industry issues in law, negotiation, market research and sales.

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MS in Leadership with electives in Sports Leadership

Make a difference in your career - and your life - with a master's degree in leadership from Duquesne University.

You have the technical skills you need, but now you want to move up into management - this program gives you the knowledge of important leadership concepts like conflict resolution, ethical decision making, and organizational communication.

Why choose Duquesne's 30-credit Master of Science in Leadership?

Academic support

  • Advisors will guide you through the entire process from registration to graduation
  • Online access to the University's Writing Center and Gumberg Library
  • New to online learning? No worries. We help you to become comfortable with online learning through orientations and direct human support


Leadership Core - 15 credits

  • Introduction to the Graduate Study of Leadership
  • Organizational Communication for Leaders
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leading People and Managing Relationships
  • Leadership Capstone

Elective Courses - 15 credits

Courses in Sports Leadership are available.  Up to two (2) graduate electives may be transferred from another graduate program at Duquesne or other accredited University.

Duquesne's 30-credit online program is more than a learning experience; it's exposure to new ideas and skills that can be readily applied.