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Master in Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership

Assess your personal leadership style, critically examine organizational challenges and analyze organizational interactions to gain professional competencies to effectively lead others.

Choose a Track:

  • Business - Learn to use business tools, manage change and communicate effectively
  • Non-Profit - Learn to develop resources, raise funds, foster social change and manage non-profits

Accepting applications for Fall 2019 NOW!

Fall Courses begin on August 26, 2019.

Questions can be directed to or by calling (860) 515-3701.


Complete the online admissions application.

Upload required documentation during the application process.

Request official transcripts from each college/university attended, regardless of the number of courses completed. Submit directly to Charter Oak State College Graduate Admissions.

The application fee is $50.00 and is non-refundable.

Once your admissions file is complete, it will be forwarded to the Program Director for review. You will be notified of the admissions decision via email.

Confirm your decision to enroll in the college by paying the non-refundable $150 deposit. The deposit will be applicable to tuition/fees.

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All Applicants to the Master's degree program must meet the following requirements and submit requested documents:

  • *A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or international institution equivalent to a U.S. regionally accredited institution, with a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • Three years of relevant work experience required, five preferred.
  • Personal Statement – Describe your specific career goals and objectives, prior experience relevant to the decision to pursue an advanced degree and other information that may be useful to the admissions committee.
  • Current Vitae or Resume

*Students with GPA’s between 2.7 and 3.0 may apply. If accepted, grades of B or better must be achieved in the first two courses to continue the program.

Current Military and Spouses

Active duty military and spouses benefit from in-state tuition and benefits. The Military Eligibility form is available for download on the application and will be required for any tuition/fees benefits. 

Connecticut Veterans

You may qualify for discounted tuition.  Connecticut veterans will be asked to  submit a DD214 (Member 4 Form) during the application process. You may upload this document when completing the application or submit via fax, email or mail.

Non-Permanent Residents may upload a scanned version of their Permanent Resident ID card via the application.   You may also choose to fax, email or mail.

International Students
Applicants who have earned a non-US bachelor’s degree from an institution where English is not the language of instruction must have received a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Satisfactory scores are a minimum of 650 paper, and 250 electronic. TOEFL scores will be obtained directly from ETS by Charter Oak State College.

Credentials from non-U.S. colleges must be evaluated by a recognized agency prior to review by Charter Oak. The College recommends a course by course evaluation be completed by either: Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES)

In addition applicants residing outside of the United States are required to verify their identity by completing and having notarized the Identity Verification form.  The original form must be sent to Admissions at Charter Oak State College.