Leadership Studies

Certificate of Graduate Study in Leadership Studies

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Leadership Studies 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 credit hours of specific graduate level leadership courses offered in a mix of traditional and virtual 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 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 Studies is available both fully online and in a blended (partially online, partially face-to-face) format. Blended courses are offered on both the Lewiston and Portland campuses. For more information, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (207) 780-4386 or email usmgrad@maine.edu.

Information on how to apply to the certificate can be found here.

Certificate Requires 12 Credits

LOS 500 Foundations of Leadership Studies: Theory and Practice I 3 cr

LOS 501 Foundations of Leadership Studies: Theory and Practice II 3 cr

LOS 611 Communication and Relationship Building 3 cr

LOS 614 The Conflict Process 3 cr OR LOS 615 Leading Difficult People 3 cr

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