Strategic Leadership - Admissions & Application


  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • At least two years of practical, verified work experience in a business or management capacity in a for-profit, nonprofit, or entrepreneurial capacity
  • GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.00 scale (depending on depth of professional experience)


To apply to the MSL program at Roberts Wesleyan College, the following are required:

  • Attend an information meeting and have the $35 application fee waived
  • Complete an online application and submit the following documents:
    • Official transcripts from each college or university you attend
    • Two letters of recommendation from (choose two of three):
      • Undergraduate faculty member within major (required for recent graduates)
      • Employer (current or former supervisor, internship sponsor, etc)
      • Community leader (pastor, program/project manager, etc)
    • Application essay (1-2 pages) addressing:
      • Interest in the MSL program and what you expect to gain from your education
      • Experiences or responsibilities that demonstrate your interest in, and commitment to, your own leadership development
      • Most rewarding leadership experience and your most challenging one
      • Relevant professional, academic, and personal experiences you bring to the MSL program to benefit your educational experience and that of your cohort members
    • Current résumé
    • International students must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. Minimum score of 550 is required for admission.

Application materials must be received at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your desired start date.

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Not applying online? Email or mail application materials to:

Roberts Wesleyan College
Office of Adult and Graduate Education
2301 Westside Dr.
Rochester, NY 146241 

Application Questions:

585.594.6600 | 800.777.4792 (toll free)