Union Institute and University

Graduate Division

Master of Arts - Leadership, Public Policy and Social Issues


440 E. McMillan Street

Cincinnati, OH 5602

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts - Leadership, Public Policy and Social Issues

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

Students in Union Institute & University’s Leadership, Public Policy & Social Issues concentration develop a sound knowledge of foundational theory and mastery on research methods, preparing them for leadership and expert roles in a variety of public, private, and nonprofit organizations, as well as foundations and NGOs.

By gaining both conceptual and practical knowledge and insight into leadership and public policy areas, students are ready to assume middle and upper level management roles, and provide strategic decision making, policy analysis, community development, and/or act as change agents at organizational and societal levels.

Within the broad framework of leadership and public policy, and with special emphasis on ethical and social responsibility, the concentration provides multidisciplinary perspectives that fit the student’s interests, goals, and passions.  

Focus areas of study pursued by students include:
Educational reform and leadership
Environmental policies/sustainability
Global leadership development
Health policy
Domestic Violence and human trafficking at the global level
Law enforcement leadership
Leadership development: leadership training and leadership skills
Nonprofit organizations/Community development
Organizational development/ leadership
Policy review and evaluation
Public policy: formulation and advocacy
Public-private partnerships
Servant leadership
Situational leadership
Strategic management


The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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