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The Graduate Leadership Certificate requires 14 credit hours, and is available completely online. This program provides an interdisciplinary approach to organizational leadership, allowing candidates to build the program around their academic or professional area of interest. Candidates of this program will enhance their understanding of leadership, theory and practice.

Students admitted to the Graduate School at WKU can elect to pursue the graduate certificate in Leadership Studies as a stand-alone program, or in conjunction with a masters degree program, with advisor approval.

The GRE is not required for entry into the Leadership Certificate program.


  • Enhanced career opportunities
  • Special lectures and interaction with local and regional leaders
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Applied activities
  • Leadership participation
  • Professional experience
  • Certificate becomes a permanent part of your academic transcript







 Last Modified 6/13/14