Leadership and Organizational Development, B.A. to M.A. Accelerated Program

Saint Louis University's online accelerated bachelor's to master's program in leadership and organizational development is designed for working professionals pursuing a bachelor's degree in any School for Professional Studies degree program who have an interest in pursuing a Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Development once they complete their undergraduate program.

This accelerated program allows undergraduate students to complete up to 12 graduate-level credits and have these credits count as undergraduate elective credits, and after successfully being accepted into an SPS graduate program, matriculate these credits towards the graduate program requirements.

For additional information see the catalog entries for the following programs:

Undergraduate Programs

Leadership & Organizational Development, M.A.

To participate in the bachelor’s to master’s roadmap, students must be in good standing at Saint Louis University and possess at least a 3.00 overall GPA and a 3.50 GPA in their current major. 

In addition:

  • Students must meet all course prerequisites prior to enrolling in any graduate-level coursework.
  • Students must petition, and be permitted by, the undergraduate program administrator and the respective School for Professional Studies program director to pursue the graduate-level coursework sought.

Students may choose from the following graduate courses:

ORLD 5000Organizational Dynamics3
ORLD 5010Contemporary Organizational Leadership3
ORLD 5050Ethical, Evidence-Based Decision Making3
ORLD 5100Prof Leadership Development3
or ORLD 5150 Talent Mgmt & Development
or ORLD 5350 Team Leadership
Total Credits12

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a minimum 3.00 overall grade point average (GPA) and a 3.50 GPA in their major.  

Graduate Admission

Students will not need to apply for admission to the graduate program, assuming they graduate with a 3.50 overall GPA or above and have successfully obtained a "B" or better in each of the 12 credits of the accelerated sequence. Instead, students petition to be matriculated into the graduate program.

The program director will review the materials and make a final decision. If students do not meet the 3.50 overall GPA requirement or fail to obtain a "B" or better in the bridge program courses, they may submit a full application for admission through graduate education, which requires supplemental materials that may improve the probability of admission.

Apply for Admission

For additional admission questions, please call 314-526-2825 or email sps@slu.edu.