Leadership Studies (Graduate Certificate)

Dr. Ali Kamali, Program Director
(816) 271-4144

The Leadership Studies Program is a multidisciplinary approach that focuses on leadership training in a variety of contexts in social life. It is offered completely online. This program has its origin in the social sciences, in humanities, in professional fields, and in applied disciplines. It aims to prepare the students for governance, guidance, and directorship positions in various capacities in the labor force. The Program aims to produce informed advisors and policy makers who can keep up with the demands of the new technology, are successful in navigating the challenges of an ever changing work environment by leading employees toward satisfactory output and high performance, and can effectively manage and solve work related problems and issues.

Specific requirements for this certificate can be found here.

Admission Requirements

  • Submission of application for admission to the MWSU Graduate School.
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
Certificate Requirements
LDR 500Survey of Leadership3
LDR 525Team Building3
PHL 535Foundations of Professional Ethics3
or LAW 560 Administration, Planning, and Ethics
Select one course each from two of the following three groups:
Group A
Technical Communications Theory and Practice
Documenting Procedures
Professional and Organizational Communications
Group B
Foundations for Nursing Leadership
Leadership and Effectiveness in Sport and Fitness Management
Group C
Organizational Theory
Organizational Behavior Management
Total Credit Hours15

Graduation Requirements

  1. Filing an approved Application for Graduation.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all required coursework as listed on the approved Program of Study.
  3. Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with no more than 6 credit hours of C in all required coursework.
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Program Name: Leadership Studies - Graduate Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 1 Year (15 Credit Hours).

This program will cost $6,745.05 if completed within normal time for in-state students and $11,005.05 for out-of-state students. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed. 

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with NA of debt.  Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. Average debt has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of these students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Missouri, Kansas, Iowa

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Last Updated June 20, 2019