Adult Learning and Leadership Program

ILE/CGSC students

The Adult Learning and Leadership master’s degree program affiliated with Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth (KS) is a unique and challenging program with an international reputation for excellence. Knowledge gained by graduates of the program is in high demand by both military and civilian employers.

The program’s unique design provides working adult students invaluable interaction with professors and professionals in the field of adult learning and leadership understand the demands of the Command and General Staff College's (CGSC) Intermediate Level Education (ILE). The Adult Learning and Leadership program welcomes any military family members or government civilians to the program.

I hope the change to CGSC offering a master's degree does not distract people from this program. The content taught throughout the program undoubtedly helped me grow as a leader, aids how I communicate as an organizational leader and helped me better understand Soldiers and leaders in my Battalion.

Erick Balish, 2019 MS Graduate Adult Learning and Leadership


Residency Students

K-State offers the courses online for your convenience. You can take them while at Fort Leavenworth or at one of the Satellite ILE locations or while completing the distance learning option.

To learn more about the programs, please feel free to contact

Distance Students

Military who complete the Intermediate Level Education (ILE) through distance education may also complete the master's degree in Adult Learning and Leadership through the online delivery. Students may transfer credit from the ILE courses provided they were completed with a grade of “B” or better. Pass/fail credits will not transfer.

Request to speak with the Adult Learning and Leadership Program Coordinator

Adult Learning and Leadership Graduate Programs

Dr. Royce Ann Collins
Department Chair
362 Bluemont Hall