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Advanced Certificate in Leadership Studies

(12 hours – excluding requisites)

The Advanced Certificate in Leadership Studies is a 12-hour certificate program designed to enhance students’ leadership competencies and understanding of core leadership principles. Students will have the opportunity to learn not only key leadership theories but also how to practically apply those leadership principles, in practical, real-world settings.  

REQUIRED COURSES (excluding requisites)


MAL 5301 - Introduction to Leadership

MAL 5308 - Great Leaders in History

MAL 5302 - Vision-Casting and Leading Change

MAL 6303 - Leadership in Conflict and Adversity

Further Studies (if desired)

For students who desire to use this advanced certificate as a spring-board towards further education, the courses listed above can be counted towards twelve (12) credit hours in the Master of Arts in Leadership program. The Master of Arts in Leadership is a 30-hour, non-thesis degree program, and by completing this certificate, students will have satisfied twelve (12) out of the thirty-six (36) credit hours required for the MA in Leadership. Thus, for students who wish to extend their education, they can simply add on an additional twenty-four (24) credit hours to receive a full Master of Arts in Leadership.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.


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