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.

We are currently accepting applications for the fall of 2022.

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.

Core Courses24
CCL 8113Community College History/Philosophy 
CCL 8343Community Development and Resources 
CCL 8133Leadership Theory and Practice in the Community College 
CCL 8153Human Resources Administration 
CCL 8143Program Planning and Development 
CCL 8173Community College Teaching and Learning 
EDF 8363Function and Methods of Research in Education 
CCL 8193Issues in Community College and Workforce Leadership 
Any two TKT courses at the 6000 level or above.6
Total Hours30