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Earn your Master of Leadership Development at Chapman's College of Educational Studies

Take Your Education Higher


Masters in Leadership Development at Chapman University

Earn your Masters in just 15 months. Our leadership program encourages students to look beyond content and task outcomes to focus on relationships and critical processes. Our graduates develop the skills to be creative and innovative in driving purposeful and sustained change.

Design Your Own Program

The program has 18 foundational core units. Design the other 12 units to fit your career goals.

Scholarships Available

All new MLD students are eligible for a $1,000 promise award, in addition to other need-based fellowships.

Take the Next Step in Your Career

Chapman’s MLD is preparing graduates to take the helm in businesses, nonprofits and educational institutions.

We invite the inciters of change and disrupters of the ordinary to start their journey to mastery at Chapman.

As a graduate student at Chapman University, you will have the opportunity to truly master your passion. Whether you're an inspired artist, curious scientist, or a budding innovator, you will have access to industry tools, knowledgeable faculty, in-depth research opportunities, and a career and alumni network to support you throughout your life.