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Empower Your Educational Goals
Advance your career with a master’s degree that’s right for you. Union Institute & University’s dynamic master’s programs are designed to meet your unique learning style and personal schedule. Discover a practical and socially relevant course of study that will empower you to make meaningful, positive change in your life and community.

Each of our master’s programs within the graduate college are designed to fit your lifestyle no matter where you call home. Union’s flexibility gives you the opportunity to make the greatest meaningful change in your life: your education.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Leadership, Public Policy & Social Issues

Union Institute & University’s major in Leadership, Public Policy & Social Issues enhances your understanding of conflict within public, private, and nonprofit institutions. Once you decide on a focus of study, you will develop sound knowledge of foundational theory and appropriate research methods, with an emphasis on ethical leadership and social responsibility.

Applying

Acceptance Rate
Total Graduate Students
272
GRE
GMAT
LSAT
MCAT
TOEFL
IELTS
Interview Required
Personal Statement Required
Academic Transcripts Required
Application Fee Waivers Available
Letters of Recommendation Required

Academics

Part-time Classes Available
Weekend Classes Available
Evening Classes Available

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
272
Part-Time Grad Students
69
Research Assistants
Teaching Assistants
Racial Diversity
  • White
    45.4%
  • African American
    24.3%
  • Unknown
    17.6%
  • Hispanic
    7.3%
  • Multiracial
    3.3%
  • Asian
    0.8%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.6%
  • Native American
    0.4%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    0.2%

Tuition & Financial Aid

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Students Receiving Financial Aid
Average Total Aid Awarded
Work Study Program Available
Teaching/Research Fellowship Available
    Living in the Area
    B-
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B
    2. Crime & Safety
      C-
    3. Nightlife
      A+
    Median Household Income
    $21,929
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $600
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $95,173
    National
    $184,700

    Union Institute & University Graduate Reviews

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    I have been inspired by close ties and well coordinated courses throughout my first year at Union. I'm ecstatic about my future as a counselor. While the courses are plentiful and it's an easy process to fulfill credits as needed, as little or as much as desired, communication and quicker feedback would be a benefit. I'm hoping the workload for teachers, because they're also role models, starts to convey a balance to provide more time to get back to students and grade more quickly.
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    The culture and support at Union have been one of the best I have experienced out of my numerous years in academics. From the brilliant and encouraging professors to the diverse population of students, I am honored to be a part of this institution.
    I am very happy with the program. I enjoy the togetherness that is had with the online environment. Connections are made and it has become like family. I have been able to shape my program to fit my interest in the Clinical Mental Health Graduate program.