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Organizational Leadership (MAOL)

It’s time to embrace new methods to solve challenges. Traditional tactics aren’t enough for the next generation of leaders. The newly designed curriculum of the online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) at St. Catherine University is women-centered and designed with research-backed leadership strategies that encourage you to participate, grow your voice, and strengthen your capacity for leadership.

MAOL Program Details

Format: Online

Completion time: 20 months

Credits: 36

Cost per credit (2021–2022): $975*

Start: Fall or spring

*Effective June 1, MAOL tuition will be $695 per credit. New students enrolling in Spring 2022 will receive a tuition reduction per credit for the semester.

Scholarship Opportunities

A St. Catherine University education is one of the most worthwhile investments you’ll ever make, and we are committed to helping you find ways to make that investment affordable.

New MAOL students are considered for funding from alumni and diversity scholarship programs

MAOL students employed by a St. Kate’s corporate or community partner may be eligible for a 10% tuition reduction.

Graduate students may also be eligible for loan and grant programs.

For returned Peace Corps volunteers who are interested in pursuing an MAOL degree, St. Kate’s offers a Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program.


Be the Author of Your Leadership Story

Effective, ethical, and enduring leadership practices are woven into every organizational leadership master's degree course. Ground your leadership in collaboration, interpersonal connections, and a comprehensive view of personal and professional growth. Identify your strengths as a leader, and enhance your ability to make courageous and wise decisions that move your career and your organization forward.

St. Kate’s online MAOL courses in leadership and management, strategic communication, organizational development and innovation help you build a comprehensive leadership toolkit. And classes in culture, diversity, equity and inclusion give you a culturally relevant, forward-facing perspective to lead your organization into the future.

We also offer custom certificate options to meet the leadership needs of organizations. The University designs a customized, three-course leadership development program with partner organizations, and classes are held on-site in St. Paul, MN or online for cohorts of eligible employees of these organizations. Information about cohort options for Fall 2022 will be available in the coming months. Contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 651-690-6933 to learn more.

MAOL Career Outcomes

St. Kate’s MAOL graduates are leading and influencing in business, nonprofit and government organizations such as: 3M, American Cancer Society, AT&T, American Red Cross, Ameriprise Financial, Catholic Charities, Honeywell, State of Minnesota, Prudential Insurance, Target Corporation, and Wells Fargo.
Our students share a wealth of experience in for-profit, nonprofit, government, education, and healthcare settings. The variety of perspectives in our small, discussion-based classes deeply enhances the education you receive. Fellow students become friends, collaborators, and members of your professional network. In addition, the MAOL Alumni Network offers channels to support your ongoing professional networking and lifelong learning.