University of San Francisco

School of Education

Master of Arts in Organization and Leadership


2130 Fulton Street

San Francisco, CA 94117

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Organization and Leadership

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Leadership through commitment, academic excellence, and innovative practice.

The Master of Arts in Organization and Leadership (O&L) program gives students the opportunity to work with a diverse and unique faculty and focus their study.

The MA in O&L Program consists of 30 credits.

Students work closely with a faculty advisor to craft their program in areas of study that represent current dimensions and challenges of leadership; the university, corporations, healthcare, technology, K-12 schooling, and international development.

Program Options

Students may choose to do a general program with no specific concentration or build on one of these three focus areas:

  • K-12 Instructional Leadership
  • Higher Education Leadership

The program can be completed in 18 months to two years.

“The Program at the University of San Francisco did a terrific job of preparing me for the challenges of school administration. The classes were small and tailored to the needs of the students, and the professors were knowledgeable and passionate about current issues in education. Much of what I learned in class I was able to apply immediately as a school leader. I enthusiastically recommend USF to future leaders preparing to make a difference for students.” - Tony Payne, Organization & Leadership MA Alum and Principal of Presidio Middle School


USF is a founding member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has been accredited by WASC since the 1940s.

International Student Requirements:


Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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