The Master of Arts degree in Leadership Studies (MLS) seeks students with the passion and dedication to join a new generation of leaders who will confront challenges in an increasingly complex and constantly changing world. MLS graduates have a deep understanding and appreciation of the dynamics of leadership, the convergence of leadership with other human relations, and the role of the individual as a leader in groups, organizations, and society. Through mastery of leadership theory and skills, graduates of the MLS program are prepared to perform as successful leaders in their work organizations, their communities, their nations, and the world.

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Submissions from 2021

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Organizational Culture on a College Campus: A Quantitative Study of Organizational Culture and Its Effects on Employee Job Satisfaction, Tammy Connor MA

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Perceptions About Expatriate Leaders in Tanzanian Non-Governmental Organizations: Elevating Local Voices, Seth Diemond MA

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The Effects of Authentic Leadership on Creative Performance and Innovation in Modern-Day Entrepreneurship, Nicole Holbrook MA

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Women in STEM: Exploring the Stereotypes, Doaa Khalil

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Perceptions of Dignity, Person-Centered Care, and Person-Centered Leadership in Elder Care, Heather Kidd MA

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The Impact of COVID-19 for Mid-career Women Seeking Leadership Positions in the Workplace, Emily Marczak MA

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Training in Law Enforcement Leadership, Glen McGary MA

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The Strategic Impact of China's Artificial Islands in the South China Sea and their Influence on U.S. and China Relations, Steven Roy MA

Submissions from 2020

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4-H Youth Leaders: Acquisition of Leadership Skills Based on Perceived Influence, Cathy Bartlett Gray MA

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Alarmingly Low Number of Women Coaches in College Basketball, Fletcher Brown MA

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Has reading Harry Potter affected the Millennial Generation as Leaders?, Amanda Giampetro MA

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The Love-Power Synergy of Effective Leadership, Philip A. Giordano MA

Yoga Teacher Training Graduates: The Eight Limbs of Yoga at Work, Ella Jenness MA

Submissions from 2019

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Coaches Have an Ethical Responsibility as Leaders to Disclose the Risks of Sport Specialization, Meredith Bickford MA

Managing Small Teams & Leadership: The Best Leadership Style to Managing a Small Team, Jared Bourget MA

The Science Behind Assistance Dogs and Stress Relief Therapy, Kristina Coneeny MA

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Motivating and Engaging Pulmonary Rehabilitation Patients, Shelly May DuBois MA

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Fake Service Dogs: Leading by Example, Joshua Ferguson MA

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Emotional Intelligence as an Attribute of Fire Service Leadership, Paul D. Froman MA

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Facebook: How Likes and Followers Affect Users Perception and Leadership, Troy Johnston MA

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Exploring Antecedents of Those Who Practice Servant Leadership, Maria Anne Kindelan MA

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Transformational Leadership: A Soldier's Need for Creativity in the Maine Army National Guard, Johnathon A. McGahey MA

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Virtual International Leadership Within Organizations Overcoming Cultural, Language, and Physical Barriers, Jaye Mendros Goulet MA

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Building Bonds on Teams: How Team Building Positively Impacts Young Athletes, Jennifer T. Mull-Brooks MA

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Trauma-Informed Practices to Reduce Student Stress: A case study proposal, Stacy Nightingale MA

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Post Millennial Generation in the Workforce, Tarynne N. Scott MA

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Workplace Incivility: A Quantitative Study of Public University Staff Member Experiences in the Northeast, Tracy M. St. Pierre MA

Submissions from 2018

Establishing the Place of Critical Thinking in Leadership Education: An Integrative Review, Moira Foley MA

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Understanding the Difference Between Transformational Leadership and Cultural Intelligence, Sarah E. Fortier MA

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Community Leadership Associated with Jail Diversion, Wallace J. Fraser MA

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Conflict Competence Among Undergraduates: Exploring the Impact of Fear of Negative Evaluation, Erica E. Leighton MA

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A Case Study of the Automation Revolution and Ethical Leadership Options Available to Ensure Job Security, Jordan D. O'Hearn MA

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Exploring the Impact of Grit and Sponsorship on Female Leadership and Aspirations, Melissa Ann Simones Landry MA

Leading Virtual Teams: Trust, Conflict, and the Training Conundrum, Coby D. Smith MA

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Conflicting Positions on Climate Change Identifying the Determinants, Timothy Sprague MA

Submissions from 2017

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Volunteer Recruitment and Retention in Maine Performing Arts Organizations, Adam P. Blais MA

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Building Authentic Leadership Potential: The Benefits of Short-Term Study Abroad Programs, Samantha Clapp MA

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Unconscious Bias in Leadership Decision-Making, David K. Davis MA

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Citizen Perceptions of Minor Changes to the Police Patrol Uniform, Lucas J. Hallett MA

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Resolving Homelessness in Maine: Perspectives from the Homeless, Lucas M. Labbe MA

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Animal Welfare: Measuring Strategies for Improving Lives, Elsbeth Paige-Jeffers MA

Healthcare Simulation Assessment Tool Development: Feedback For Improving Student Performance, Katharine H. Roy MA

Cisgender Superiority and its Impact on the Careers of Gender Non-Conforming and Transgender Workers, Anna K. Schwartz MA

Submissions from 2016

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Rural Brain Drain: A Quantitative Study of the Potential Impact on the Youth in Rural Aroostook County, Jill Bouchard Cairns MA

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Communication Efficacy Using Technology within Virtual Teams, Jeremy DaRos MA

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Engagement, gamification, and workplace satisfaction: A convergent study of user indicators, Josiah J. Eikelboom MA

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Views of Trust and Perceptions of Performance In Nursing Teams, Neil James MA

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Combat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Homeless Veterans in the State of Maine, Sean E. Joyce MA

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Effectiveness of High-Fidelity Simulation in Changing Citizens’ Attitudes Toward Police, Jeffrey A. Pardue MA

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Leadership within Collegiate Student Organizations: Does Membership Contribute to Leadership Development?, Shawn Plante MA