Master of Science in Leadership and Global Development Degree Sheet

Required Courses Checklist Effective Fall 2017

Program Learning Objectives:

I. Conceptual Framework: Define, discuss, and accurately use concepts, terms and skills established in the program as necessary for understanding leadership and community development in global and local contexts.

II. Analytical Rigor: Demonstrate clear, rigorous social scientific analysis of subject matter using relevant qualitative/quantitative/geospatial tools, concepts, and techniques.

III. Ethical Compass: Identify, evaluate, and discuss competing methods and approaches to understanding, researching, and carrying out community development. Reflect on the ethical implications and leadership outcomes of action research.

IV. Perspective: Identify and articulate diverse perspectives of/on leadership and global development posited by interested constituencies, and connect perspectives to motives, goals and cultural assumptions.

V. Responsiveness: Locate through study, experience and reflection forms of LGD practice, and demonstrate professional ability to contribute in diverse social/cultural contexts, with diverse organizations, as a professional responsibility.

Common MS Leadership Core (14 units) Offered Completed
CD 500 Professional Practice and Ethics (3) SU
CS 500 Advanced Data Analysis (1) SP
ID 530 Leadership (3) F
ID 545 Leadership as Storytelling (4) SP
PSY 540 Research Methods (4) * SP

*Prerequisite: undergraduate Statistics course

Community Development Foundations (9 units) Offered Completed
CD 535 Community Development Theory & Practice (3) SU
CD 575 Community Design & Land Use Planning (3) SU
CD 550 Community Ethnography (3) F
Electives (9 units from the following) Offered Completed
Internships/ Practica 3 units maximum
Graduate Electives Choose any graduate level course (except BUS 697, 698, EDU 510-520, ID 647, 648, 657, 658, 667, 668)
Field Research (12 units) Fieldwork & Seminar courses are co-requisites Offered Completed
ID 647*
ID 648
Fieldwork I (3)
Research Seminar I: Project Management (1)
ID 657*
ID 658
Fieldwork II (3)
Research Seminar II: Writing & Presentation (1)
ID 667*
ID 668
Fieldwork III (3)
Research Seminar III: Mentoring (1)

*ID 647 & 648 are prerequisites for ID 657 & 658; ID 657 & 658 are prerequisites for ID 667 & 668

Total units: 44 NOTE: All courses must be passed with a grade of B or higher F = Fall SP = Spring SU = Summer

Graduate Programs

The Marymount California University graduate programs were developed with the busy, working professional in mind.

Marymount offers the following graduate degrees:
Master of Science in Community Psychology
Master of Business Administration
Master of Science in Leadership & Global Development

Contact the Admission office for more info
Phone:(310) 303-7208

Student Learning

In all our programs, MCU ensures that students advance their communication, analysis and decision-making skills, while broadening their appreciation of diverse perspectives and their ability to learn from experience. These Institutional Student Learning Outcomes flow from our commitment to Academic Excellence, Real World Learning and Character Formation.

Student Achievement

Students bring a rich array of talents and interests, leading to many forms of student achievement at MCU. What will you achieve? A distinctive Capstone presentation, surely. What else? Let MCU support your exploration and growth. Discover your interests. Develop your talents. And let your achievements shine.