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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.

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 length will vary depending on your previous experience. If you have just completed high school, the estimated time to completion is 4 years. If you have an Associate’s degree, the estimated time to completion is 2 years.

To determine the exact amount of time it will take you to complete the program, file your application for free today and send your transcripts to the Registrar, then we’ll complete a degree audit for you!

“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 Masters of Organizational Leadership program:

  • MOL 504 Effective Business Teams
  • MOL 508 Principles and Practice of Business Leadership
  • MOL 528 Business Leadership Research Methods and Project Management
  • MOL 512 Character-Based Servant Leadership
  • MOL 520 Ethical and Moral Business Leadership
  • MOL 524 Financial Management for Business Leaders
  • 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 Masters 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 Masters of Sport Management program, we string 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 Masters of Sport Management program:

  • MBL 512 Character-Based Servant Leadership
  • MBL 520 Ethical and Moral Business Leadership
  • MBL 524 Financial Management for Business Leader
  • MBL 532 Systems, Performance and Organizational Effectiveness
  • MBL 540 Leadership and Community
  • MATH 510 Statistical Methods for Research
  • SMGT 510 Research Design
  • SMGT 520 Sport Marketing
  • SMGT 530 Risk Management
  • SMGT 540 Administration of College Athletics
  • SMGT 550 Design and Development of Sport Facilities and Events
  • SMGT 590 Theses – 6 hours


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


Graduate Studies courses are offered in 8 week sessions. Here are the upcoming start dates. View all start dates here. 

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. Proof of undergraduate degree form an accredited institution
  2. Transcripts from degree granting institutions
  3. Completed application
  4. Cumulative 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on previous college credit. Students with a GPA below a 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by a review committee
  5. Two letters of recommendation and a completed recommendation form from people qualified to judge the applicant’s professional capabilities, capacity to complete graduate study, and character
  6. Current resume
  7. A Statement of Purpose (minimum of 500 words – not to exceed 1000 words) stating your professional goals, and how this will bring you to the realization of these goals
  8. Students whose native language is not English must have a score of 173 (computer-based) or more, or 500 (paper-based) or more on the TOEFL (some exceptions apply)