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Organizational Leadership Graduate Certificate

Organizational Leadership

Graduate Certificate Program

Who is eligible?

The Graduate Certificate Program in Organizational Leadership offers a interdisciplinary graduate academic program. You will enhance your understanding of leadership theory and practice while applying it directly toward your academic or professional area of interest.

Students admitted to graduate studies at WKU can elect to pursue the graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership (12 Credit Hours) by itself or in conjunction with a masters program in a specific discipline.

Graduate students must have completed the graduate studies application process (GRE not required for Certificate).


•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


I. Introduction to Leadership Perspectives (3 hours)

LEAD 500: Effective Leadership Studies

II. Electives: Pick 2 electives with advisor approval from the following 3 categories: (6 hours)

A.  Ethics and Social Responsibility

B.  Human Relations

C.  Critical Thinking and Empirical Assessment

III. Capstone (3 hours)

LEAD 600: Leadership Capstone Experience


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Ready to Apply?

Eligible students can apply at any time!

Organizational Leadership accepts applications throughout the year.

For more information on the Certificate Program, please contact us at:

Tate Page Hall, RM 218

Phone: 270-745-8973


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 Last Modified 9/14/18