USM Online

Certificate of Graduate Study in Leadership Studies

Prepare for Advanced-Level Leadership, Online

The Online Certificate of Graduate Study in Leadership Studies is designed for working professionals from the nonprofit, corporate and civic sectors. It provides an advanced-level grounding in leadership theory and research, and the skills required to work effectively in multiple contexts. Apply today.

Work with our accomplished Leadership Studies faculty to:

  • Increase your knowledge of the history and theories of leadership, and the nature of followership
  • Develop self-awareness as a leader, reflective professional practice, and social responsibility
  • Advance your skills in exercising leadership, complex problem solving, conflict management, effective communications, and relationship building.

Flexible, online certificate

Our online format enables you to continue working as you complete your certificate requirements. Take classes any time, from anywhere, at your own pace. You can even combine your online learning with classes on campus. Apply today.

Outcomes and opportunities

Students in the Online Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies gain advanced leadership skills and knowledge, preparing them for success in a diverse range of leadership roles:

  • Diplomats
  • Human resource trainers
  • Municipal engineering managers
  • Professors
  • Regional managers
  • Senior account executives