Culver-Stockton College to offer new online leadership graduate program

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CANTON, Mo. — Culver-Stockton College recently added a graduate program to its curriculum.

C-SC’s master of arts in organizational leadership (MAOL) program has received full approval from the Higher Learning Commission and is available to students with a bachelor’s degree in any program.

With a requirement of 30 credit hours, the MAOL is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of leadership theory and essential management skills including team building, planning and implementing change, communications, and finance. Program participants will learn to navigate organizational behaviors and structures in the nonprofit, government, education and business sectors.

“The program is offered online, so it is perfect for people who would like to advance their education while continuing to work,” interim dean of graduate and professional studies Jay Hoffman said in a press release. “MAOL also is offered in an accelerated format so students can complete the program in as little as one year.”

Hoffman noted the graduate program is offered as a rolling admission, with entry dates available every eight weeks for a total of five start dates throughout the year. C-SC students in their senior year with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and finished with their undergraduate degree in an accelerated format may be eligible to transition into the MAOL program the same year.

The program offers a fully asynchronous course schedule and the flexibility to take one to two courses every eight weeks if desired. The cost is $500 per credit. Nearly half of the courses offer free, open-access textbooks. C-SC offers a 15 percent tuition discount for alumni of the college and a 10 percent tuition discount for employees of its organizational partners. C-SC has several payment plan options to assist students with financing their education. The program qualifies for financial aid loan sources.

“The master of arts in organizational leadership program opens the door to a variety of career opportunities by offering working professionals and new graduates a flexible, online degree path that will help them get ahead in their chosen field,” said Scott Giltner, chair of the Applied Liberal Arts and Sciences Division at C-SC. “Through a foundation of interdisciplinary coursework, including business, communication and leadership, our graduates develop the skills and knowledge needed to become thoughtful, creative, strategic leaders in a variety of organizational settings.”

MAOL supports a comprehensive course list that provides students with opportunities for advanced roles in various sectors. Those with organizational leadership degrees often find careers as managers in operations, training, development, or public relations. Additional examples of positions where leadership knowledge is crucial include management analysts, human resource officers, post-secondary business teachers, and chief executives.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with a master’s degree make, on average, 19 percent more than people with undergraduate degrees.

For more information about the program and to complete a no-cost application for the MAOL program, visit or contact Hoffman at 573-288-6534 or

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