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What Can I Study?

Organizational Leadership

Organizational LeadershipThis interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership is designed to provide an online program that will allow students in the region and elsewhere to enhance their knowledge about leadership and apply leadership skills in real-world settings. The program will: 

  1. Focus on the theoretical foundations of leadership and facilitate development of skills at the post-baccalaureate level for emerging leaders either working or aspiring to work in local, regional, national and international organizations.
  2. Promote a view of leadership development that is grounded in the values of the Mansfield University creed: Character, Scholarship, Culture, and Service. Graduates will demonstrate attributes such as integrity, a focus on scholarship, a commitment to enhancing the community, and a willingness to serve others for the greater good.
  3. Create an online leadership learning environment that promotes inclusion, respect, collaboration, meaningful group interaction, and opportunities for application of leadership skills.


NursingThe Master of Science in Nursing program is designed for professional nurses who seek an advanced nursing degree while maintaining current employment. Students may choose either the educator, simulation or leadership / administrator track. Graduates are qualified to teach in nursing education programs and staff development departments within health care agencies, or to manage nursing care delivery services in health care settings. The Master of Science in Nursing program is offered online. Ideally, students take two courses for six semesters to complete the program in two calendar years.

Based on the application of adult learning theory, best practices, and evidence-based teaching, the MSN curriculum is designed to prepare its graduates, not only to function as nurse educators or nurse administrators, but also to retrieve, analyze, and utilize data obtained from a variety of sources and apply research skills and principles learned in the research courses throughout their professional careers.

Students soon find that they are experts in accessing online information because they are expected, as part of each course, to critically assess and evaluate the information retrieved from any source. Because the curriculum follows national guidelines in terms of an evidence-based practice format, students read and explore the latest literature in the field and discuss how the findings are applicable to current practice. 

Non-degreeNon-Degree at the Graduate Level

Non-degree students at Mansfield University take graduate level coursework for several different reason: 1) Personal or professional enrichment, 2) GPA did not meet the minimum requirements for graduate degree program, 3) Continuing education credits to meet Act 48 requirements, and 4) Transferring course credit to another institution. 

If you are interested in non-degree at the graduate level, then please visit the Non-degree webpage.