Master of Science in Workforce Education Leadership

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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Workforce Education Leadership is a distance learning program designed to prepare professionals for employment in workforce education in post-secondary educational institutions and social services entities, advancing the knowledge base of workforce preparation, workforce development education, and professional development. The program is offered through the Center for Distance Education.

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for admission to the program, the applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, meet the basic requirements specified for graduate students at Mississippi State University, demonstrate interest in the mission of community college and/or workforce issues, and demonstrate academic proficiency based on the following indicators:

  1. Grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale on the last half of the bachelor’s degree;
  2. Three letters of reference; 
  3. Purpose statement; and
  4. Resume.

Program of Study

Core Courses 24
CCL 8113 Community College History/Philosophy  
CCL 8343 Community Development and Resources  
CCL 8133 Leadership Theory and Practice in the Community College  
CCL 8153 Human Resources Administration  
CCL 8143 Program Planning and Development  
CCL 8173 Community College Teaching and Learning  
CLL 8253 Community College Research Methods  
CCL 8163 Organization and Administration in Postsecondary Institutions  
CCL 8193 Issues in Community College and Workforce Leadership  
CCL 8183 Diversity in Community College   
Total Hours 30