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Graduate Studies

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At William Penn University, we focus on bringing out your best. We offer flexible learning opportunities, affordable tuition rates, and an encouraging community so you will always have the tools and resources you need to go further.  Take the next step toward a rewarding career in the industry you love with a master’s degree from William Penn.

What majors are offered and how are classes organized?

We offer majors in Masters of Organizational Leadership & Masters of Sport Management. Each class in both majors meets once a week and lasts for 8 weeks.

How much does each class in the Online program cost?

Course Type Cost per Credit Hour
Online $500

Please ask your current employer for tuition reimbursement opportunities. As always, you can apply for federal aid—so don’t forget to file your FAFSA.

How long to complete my program of interest?

The 30 credit-hours MSM can be completed in as few as three semesters (5, 8-week modules) over 12 months, while the 36 credit-hour MOL can be completed in three to four semesters (6, 8-week modules) over 15-16 months. Many students opt to take only 3 courses per semester and plan completion in two years.

“I wanted to be a part of a program where I was not just a number but a name. William Penn professors truly care about you as a student and your success throughout your coursework!”

                                                — RaeAnn McClaran ’21

The Master of Organizational Leadership presents the basic challenges of leadership in a series of courses that establish understanding and conceptual solutions to each of these challenges and utilizes contemporary real-world problem sets to assist students in acquiring the knowledge and practical experiences required to apply these solutions to leadership challenges. Experience faculty members provide constant mentoring and feedback to the student to assist their development and improvement of essential individual and team leadership skills. Teamwork, business ethics, and servant leadership are emphasized throughout the curriculum.


You will be taking the following courses as a graduate student in the Master of Organizational Leadership program:

  • MOL 508 Principles and Practice of Business Leadership
  • MOL 510 Project Management
  • MOL 528 Business Leadership Research Methods and Analytics
  • MOL 512 Character-Based Servant Leadership
  • MOL 524 Financial Management for Business Leaders
  • MOL 520 Ethical and Moral Business Leadership
  • MOL 516 Effective Business Leadership Communication
  • MOL 532 Systems, Performance, and Organizational Effectiveness
  • MOL 536 Human Capital Development and Succession Planning
  • MOL 540 Leadership and Community
  • MOL 544 Leading in a Global Business Environment
  • MOL 548 Business Leadership Capstone

The William Penn University Master of Sport Management program is designed to build practical and useful skills to excel in marketing or management positions in the professional or collegiate sports world. At William Penn University, one of our goals is to create professional and skilled leaders. Through our Master of Sport Management program, we strive to provide students with leadership abilities that fulfill both professional and personal needs.


You will be taking the following courses as a graduate student in the Master of Sport Management program:

3 of the following MOL courses:

  • MOL 512 Character-Based Servant Leadership
  • MOL 520 Ethical and Moral Business Leadership
  • MOL 532 Systems, Performance and Organizational Effectiveness
  • MOL 540 Leadership and Community
  • SMGT 500 Research Design
  • SMGT 550 Sport Marketing
  • SMGT 555 Risk Management in Sport
  • SMGT 560 Administration of College Athletics
  • SMGT 565 Design and Development of Sport Facilities and Events
  • SMGT 570 Sport Finance
  • SMGT 580 Project or SMGT 585 Internship


William Penn University offers its students the opportunity to earn their degree with affordable tuition rates and options.

Acceptance Requirements

William Penn does not require an entry exam (GMAT or GRE) to be accepted into our Graduate Studies Programs. We do require:

  1. Completed application
  2. Conferred bachelor’s degree from accredited undergraduate institution
  3. Official transcript from degree granting institution
  4. Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • GPAs below requirement will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by a graduate admissions committee
  5. Current Resume
  6. Two letters of recommendation
    • Each recommender must complete a WPU graduate recommendation form and a written letter.
    • Recommendations should come from individuals qualified to judge the applicant’s professional capabilities, capacity to complete graduate study, and character.
  7. Statement of Purpose (minimum of 500 words) stating your professional goals, and how completing this program will contribute to your personal and professional success.
  8. Students whose native language is not English must submit a TOEFL score of 173 or higher (computer-based) or a score of 500 or higher (paper-based).
    •  Exceptions may apply. Please contact admissions for more information.