Sep 28, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Leadership, Certificate of Graduate Study

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Leadership provides a sound, advanced-level grounding in leadership theory and research and the skill sets required to work effectively in multiple contexts. It requires 12-credits of specific graduate-level leadership courses offered in both online and blended classroom styles. This program draws professionals from non-profit, corporate, and civic sectors. It is an especially attractive option for those seeking additional education in leadership skills but who are currently unable to commit to a full graduate degree program.

Students who earn this certificate will…

  • Increase their knowledge of the history of leadership studies, theories of leadership, and the nature of followership
  • Assume an orientation which encourages self-awareness as a leader, reflective professional practice, and social responsibility
  • Develop their skills in exercising leadership both formally and informally, complex problem solving, managing conflict, communicating effectively, and building relationships

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Leadership is available in both a fully asynchronous online format (100% of course activities online and no on-campus requirements) and a blended format (at least 50% of the coursework online with class meetings that can be attended in person on campus or virtually via web conferencing). For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (207) 780-4386 or email

Recommended Course Sequence

Although there is no required course sequence, it is recommended that students first take LOS 500 - Foundations of Leadership Studies I: Theory and Practice .