In Partnership with Veterans Campaign:
A Hybrid Curriculum of Nine Online Courses & Five Weekend Seminars
Designed specifically for veterans and military families — but open to anyone interested in public service — the Master of Arts in Public Leadership is a 32-credit program designed to provide students the skills to succeed in public office, congressional affairs, campaign management, advocacy, and civic leadership. The hybrid curriculum combines online learning with five intensive weekend seminars.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS AND PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The Master in Public Leadership program is the result of a partnership between the University of San Francisco and Veterans Campaign, a nonpartisan organization with a reputation for successfully training veteran leaders from both sides of the aisle. They've spoken with hundreds of veteran candidates about what they wish they had known before they began their campaigns. The answers have helped us design a curriculum specifically tailored to student veterans, focused on the learning outcomes that will benefit them the most. Students will learn skills necessary to succeed not only as elected officials, but also in a variety of professional settings outside of politics and in their individual commitments to civic service.
The program will run on a three-semester schedule, including two eight-week online sessions during the fall and spring, and a twelve-week online session during the summer. Students also attend five intensive in-person workshops at the beginning of the online sessions. Students can complete the degree in either one year (full time) or two years (part time), and have the option of enrolling in the fall, spring, or summer.
Faculty from the public leadership program are a diverse mix of traditional scholars and top practitioners offering essential experience and theoretical knowledge.
We are committed to helping our alumni begin their public leadership careers with minimal student debt. Qualified veterans can receive full tuition reimbursement through a combination of G.I. Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program funding.* Additional financial aid and scholarship funding is also available.
* Based on current G.I. Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program, and USF Tuition levels, which are subject to change.