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We look forward to welcoming you into Meadville Lombard’s Master of Arts in Leadership Studies degree program. In order to apply, prospective students must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.*


Application Requirements

  • A completed admissions application form (click the button above to request the full application)
  • A resume or CV
  • A personal essay up to six pages long (see application for details)
  • Official transcripts of all post-high school academic work (mailed from your schools to the Meadville Lombard Admissions Office)
  • Two letters of reference (sent to the Meadville Lombard Admissions Office) from:
    • A current or previous professor who can assess your ability to do graduate level work
    • An additional person of your choice (not related to you) who can assess your skills, capabilities, and character
  • A non-refundable application fee

An on-campus interview is not required; however, an applicant or a member of the admissions committee may request one.

Meadville Lombard utilizes a rolling admissions model. All applications are reviewed in chronological order according to the date they were completed, and applicants are notified of their acceptance status within two weeks of the completion of the application.  

*Note: Accredited institutions are those recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or holding membership in the Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada. Prospective students may alternately hold a documented, educational equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from courses taken at an accredited institution. Exceptions to this policy may be allowed, depending on circumstances. Contact the Registrar with questions or to discuss your situation.