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Advance Your Career as a Leader in Science With Webster’s Master's in Science Management and Leadership

Whether you’re a recent college graduate or a seasoned professional, the MS in Science Management and Leadership at Webster University will prepare you for leadership roles in a huge variety of science and engineering settings — from small startups and private health clinics to multinational corporations and large hospitals.

When you earn your master's degree in Science Management and Leadership at Webster, you’ll gain advanced training in project management, ethical leadership, effective communication and regulatory affairs. This training will help you become an inspirational executive within your current organization or in a new career field.

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An MS in Science Management and Leadership Degree Designed for You

We offer our Master of Science in Science Management and Leadership entirely through Webster University Online — letting you create the course of study that aligns with your personal and professional schedule. At Webster, you never have to choose between family, work and furthering your education.

We also know how vast the field of science leadership is and how many possible industries you can choose from. Webster University’s Science Management and Leadership degree is unique in that we offer general science-focused management courses that apply equally to all areas of science and engineering — whereas most programs train you only in one specific field of science. As you progress, you’ll have the freedom to choose your particular area of focus in science leadership, creating a science management degree that’s uniquely you.



Choose Webster for Your Master of Science in Science Management and Leadership

Learn from Experienced Professionals

Thanks to our small class sizes, you’ll have many chances to work closely with our highly accomplished faculty mentors. Many of our faculty members have worked as scientists and engineers at prestigious companies — including Boeing, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kimberly-Clark and Sigma-Aldrich Corp. (now Millipore Sigma), among many others.

Build a Broad Skill Set

Develop a strong business acumen to complement your scientific background. The skills you’ll master at Webster can apply to nearly every industry, giving you more opportunities to find the right science leadership position that fits your interests.

Earn a Dual MBA/MS in Science Management and Leadership

Enhance your business and administration skills even further by earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) alongside your MS in Science Management and Leadership degree. Holding dual degrees will make you a significantly more impressive candidate on the job market, and can put you on the fast track toward promotion within your current organization.

What Can You Do With an MS in Science Management and Leadership?

Inspire others and help your company, hospital or organization run as efficiently and ethically as possible. Whether you want to work in health care, technology, scientific research, aviation, engineering, manufacturing or environmental protection, our MS in Science Management and Leadership will help you develop broad expertise in management and leadership to excel in your specific field.

At the core of our Science Management and Leadership degree is a tight-knit community. By the time you graduate, you’ll have created a solid network of peers, faculty and alumni who can assist you in advancing your career as a science leader. Graduates of our program find rewarding science leadership roles, such as:

  • Program Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Clinical Studies Director
  • Environmental Manager
  • Safety Manager
  • Vice President of Research

Salaries for Science Management and Leadership Degree Graduates

Because we’ve designed our program to apply to the broader fields of science and engineering, your salary greatly depends on your chosen career path. For example, the median annual wage for natural science managers is $144,440 , according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and also reports that medical and health services managers can expect to earn an average salary of $101,000 per year .

Get Started on Your Your Master of Science in Science Management and Leadership

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