MS in Leadership and Innovation (Hybrid)

Purdue Online - Polytechnic Institute's hybrid program combines virtual web-based instruction with on-campus classes. You will receive engaging and relevant instructor-led training, collaboration with your peers and gain real-world skills while in a comfortable, ready-to-learn atmosphere. Our classrooms are strategically designed to ensure that you master core concepts with in-person and online instruction and interactions. 


The cohort-based MS consists of four semesters (fall, spring, fall, spring) with three on-campus weekends each semester and ongoing faculty contact through online platforms. You can complete your degree in just 22 months while balancing your professional and personal commitments. The curriculum will help expand your knowledge to understand how policies and law affect technology innovation and influence global technology and organizational leadership. Refer to the Plan of Study for assistance on what courses are available and when they’re offered. For a detailed description of each course please visit the Course Offerings page under the Student Resources tab.

On-Campus Weekend Dates

Attendance at every weekend session is mandatory. Missing a weekend is equal to missing a third of your classes in a normal semester. However, if circumstances force you to miss any part of a campus weekend, contact your instructors in advance and work with them to get the information and assignments you need. During the on-campus weekends, catered food will be provided. If you have special dietary restrictions we will accommodate those needs.

Spring 2019

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Fall 2020

Spring 2021

January 11 - 13

August 23 - 25

January 24 - 26

August 28 - 30

January 22 - 24

March 1 - 3

October 4 - 6 

March 6 - 8

October 16 - 18

March 5 - 7

April 26 - 28

December 6 - 8

May 1 - 3

December 11 - 13

April 30 - May 2


The MS in Leadership and Innovation (Hybrid), 33 credit-hour program, works with your schedule so you can earn an advanced degree in 22 months, focusing on leadership skills, emerging trends, and networking with faculty and fellow professionals.

Cost for Indiana residents:

$750 per credit hour

Cost for out-of-state residents:

$1,030 per credit hour


The admissions process selects highly qualified applicants into the MS by considering each of the following criteria in judging the overall strength of the applicant. Typically, no single criterion is used as a sole determinant for admission.

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
  • An undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or better (on a 4.00 scale) from an accredited institution is required for unconditional admission.
  • English Proficiency Requirements Vary