Want to learn more? Here are a few of our most frequently asked questions:
Q: Is the Master in Leadership Practice program accredited?
A: Yes, Antioch University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The MLP program is a part of the larger Antioch University system, which has campuses in four states. The program also has full and permanent approval to operate in the state of Ohio from the Ohio Board of Regents since spring 2020. To learn more about Antioch’s multi-campus system, visit www.antioch.edu.
Q: Do I need to move to attend this program?
A: No. The structure of our program allows students to live wherever, work full-time, and attend the program full-time assuming that they have internet access and are able to attend the residencies. Students are required to attend two residencies, the Orientation Residency during the first trimester, and the Capstone Residency during the fourth and final trimester. The four-day residencies are held in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Q: I have a family and/or career. Will this program work for me?
A: Most definitely. All of our students balance the program will full-time careers and family commitments. That said, students are asked to plan for roughly 15-20 hours of academic work on average per week. Students themselves must be able to manage their time well in order to participate as fully as possible in their own learning.
Q: What are the benefits of this program?
A: Antioch’s Master in Leadership Practice program offers a unique curriculum inviting just two cohorts of about 20 students per cohort into the program. This small class size lends to the quality of student-to-faculty contact and creates a close, supportive learning community. The program’s curriculum is heavily focused on issues of social justice leadership and change. In addition, the MLP program is built on an understanding of adult learning, which allows for a curriculum that is extremely learner-centered. A distinctive online learning platform designed specifically for the MLP supports student learning with communication pathways to strengthen communication between students, faculty, and program staff, as well as customized spaces for students to access their works-in-progress, see feedback from faculty and track their headway in each course.
Q: Can I incorporate my job into my degree? How?
A: The Master in Leadership Practice is designed for practitioners who want to develop and demonstrate responsible leadership practice. The program courses develop foundational and advanced leadership knowledge, skills, and practice. Throughout the program students receive leadership coaching, discuss with peers about leadership and organizational change, and apply studies to their work in the world.
Q: How long will the program take to complete?
A: The MLP is a 16-month, four trimester program.
Q: What is the application deadline?
A: The priority application deadline is March 1 of each year, after which time we begin review of all completed applications on a rolling basis.
Q: What steps do I take in the application process?
A: Applicants are asked to submit an application form, two admissions essays, resume, two recommender forms, official transcripts, an application fee of $50. For questions regarding further specifics of the application components please contact us at [email protected]
Q: How much is tuition?
A: Tuition is set at $7,000 per trimester. Tuition is charged on a trimester basis and payment plans are available.
Q: What type of financial aid is available and how do I apply? How much financial aid can I get each year? How long does the financial aid process take to completion?
A: Many Antioch University students take advantage of our financial aid options to fund their education. Our Financial Aid team can design an aid package based on your eligibility and personal level of need. We’ll help you explore a variety of federal and institutional financial aid options. Please visit our Financial Aid section