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Master of Arts in Community Leadership

Are you looking to move into leadership roles in your organization? Would you like to reach out more effectively to communities? Would you like to understand how to impact governmental decisions?

Then the Master of Arts in Community Leadership (MACL) degree and certificate program will prepare you with the skill sets to become a leader in three key areas:

  • Management and leadership
  • Advocacy and community organizing
  • Communications

You'll be prepared to lead teams and organizations in settings such as:

• Non-Profit Organizations

• Advocacy groups

• Community Organizing and Outreach

• Government Public Affairs or Ethnic Affairs programs

• Corporate Foundations and Philanthropy

• Social Service Agencies

• Public Education or Public Health 

• Environmental Organizations

• Economic Development 

• Arts Organizations 

• Religious Communities

• Elected Offices and Community Planning


Comprehensive Track
The Comprehensive Track is designed for people who would like to manage and lead organizations. Students will learn to manage organization budgets, collaborate with community members, work effectively with nonprofit boards, advocate with governmental decision-makers, and understand the role of language in shaping community efforts.

International Track
The new International Track prepares you for leadership in organizations addressing international issues or for community-level work in other countries. As the only graduate-level program of its kind in Northern Utah, students have the ability to meet leaders in the international community within the Salt Lake and surrounding areas. With the opportunity to complete the capstone project in another country, the international track offers students a unique perspective on global leadership.

New! Arts and Cultural Leadership
The only program of its kind in Northern Utah, the Arts and Cultural Leadership track places an emphasis on community outreach and integration of the community into arts and cultural organizations. We place a solid foundation in management, fundraising, and policy/advocacy while providing multiple opportunities to meet leaders in arts and cultural organizations in the Salt Lake City area throughout the program. Each student will also complete a capstone project to develop expertise in a focused area of arts and cultural leadership.

 We would like to thank American Express Philanthropy for its generous support of this program.

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