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Stephens' online MSL ranked No. 2

January 29, 2014

Stephens College’s Master in Strategic Leadership (MSL) is the second best online leadership degree in the country, according to, a consumer advocacy group for online students.
That’s up a notch from last year’s ranking of No. 3. A “Best Buy” ranking indicates that the degree program has been independently reviewed and found to offer a high-quality online degree at a cost well below the national average.
Offered completely online, the Master in Strategic Leadership is designed for working adults who want to enhance their critical-thinking, communication and leadership skills in strategic and organizational management.
The MSL prepares students to become skilled problem-solvers who manage change, teams and whole organizations with confidence.
“We’re pleased has recognized the value of our Master in Strategic Leadership,"  said Dr. Annette Digby, vice president for academic affairs. “Our program is designed to provide students with practical tools they can immediately apply in the workplace and with skills they need to advance their careers. It's exciting when outside entities take notice." 
Stephens College remains the second-oldest women’s college in the country, but accepts both men and women into the graduate and online course offerings.
The ranking follows several top rankings for Stephens on the undergraduate side. In The Washington Monthly, Stephens landed in the 28th slot and U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Colleges guide rates Stephens No. 30 in the Midwest Regional College division. Stephens is also included in The Princeton Review’s 2014 guide to the 378 Best Colleges in the country.

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