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Master of Arts in Urban Leadership

About the Program

The Master of Arts in Urban Leadership is a leading-edge online graduate degree designed by the School of Public Policy and Leadership. We engage the next generation of leaders from across organizational sectors to drive improved community and organizational outcomes. Our students range from transformative leaders, the big thinkers who see the world in a whole new way to front-line administrators who find the opportunity to transform the community through small but impactful organizational changes every day.

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Benefits of the Urban Leadership Program

Urban Leadership students gain real-world knowledge from urban leaders working locally and in communities throughout the U. S. through carefully curated learning opportunities.

Flexible Online Schedules

Classes are held online, offering flexibility for working professionals with demanding schedules.

Build Your Network

Opportunities to connect with other students, faculty, and professionals in the field are incorporated throughout the program, helping you to build and strengthen your professional network. This program offers hands-on learning to help students harness and sharpen the skills necessary to inspire change and leave a lasting impact.

Design Your Own Legacy Project

Not only will you network with various experts and leaders, but you have the option to design your own legacy project over the course of the program, putting your vision for community change into a tangible plan of action.

Resources for Student Success

Financial Assistance

  • Financial aid is available through UNLV Student Financial Services
  • Some individuals may be eligible to receive tuition assistance from their employers
  • Active duty military and National Guard members may qualify for the VA education benefits or tuition assistance

Learn Online and in Las Vegas

All in a 15-month flexible online learning environment, students experience series of courses that give them the opportunity to connect with one another as well as urban leaders and policy analysts in the country. Graduates will not only leave with a master’s degree but their legacy project which demonstrates their leadership abilities to tackle urban issues around the world.