The Masters in Leadership for Sustainable Communities curriculum is 30 credits. With several credits in foundation courses, you’ll build the necessary background for your study in interdisciplinary courses and a final project, your Capstone.
The MALSC faculty uses various course formats to help you learn, including case studies, lecture/discussion, group projects, on-line discussions and simulation exercises to ensure what you gain in one course will reinforce and build on what you learn in others.
COR 520 - Ethics and Moral Leadership
LAS 508 - Leadership for Sustainable Communities
LAS 537 - Introduction to Research Methods
Note: LAS 508 & LAS 537 should be taken as early as possible.
LAS 670 - Seminar with Supervised Field Experience in Community Service (6 semseter credits)
LAS 671 - Seminar with Supervised Field Experience in Community Service (3 semester credits; repeatable)
Credits toward the MALSC Degree may be transferred from other Alvernia graduate programs or from another accredited institution of higher education, with permission of the MALSC Coordinator on the Alvernia University Main Campus.
Internal: Students may take up to nine (9) credits from other Alvernia University master level programs with approval from the graduate program coordinator in which that course resides. Examples of other Alvernia graduate courses that have been approved include:
MBA 506 Economics & Finance; MBA 520 Marketing Services; MBA 610 Legal Environment
MCC 500 Introduction to Counseling
MED 600 Language & Literacy in Cross-Cultural Settings
MOL 520 Leadership Development
External: Students may transfer up to six (6) credits from another accredited institution of higher education upon approval of the MALSC Coordinator on the Alvernia University Main Campus. Transferred courses must be related to the MALSC program mission and objectives.
The Master of Arts in Leadership for Sustainable Communities is designed to meet the needs and demanding schedules of professionals and adult learners. In addition to course offerings in traditional semester format, courses may be offered in alternative formats including condensed modules, online (electronic), blended (part traditional and part electronic), teleconferenced, and short-term residencies.
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