2015-16 Catalogs

Certificate of Graduate Study in Leadership Studies

This graduate studies certificate 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-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.  For more information, contact Assistant Professor Brian Davenport at 207-753-6675 or bdavenport@usm.maine.edu.

Information on how to apply to the certificate can be found at http://usm.maine.edu/graduateadmissions.


For a list of all graduate MLS courses and a rotation schedule, please click here.

LOS 500 - Foundations of Leadership Studies I

LOS 501 - Foundations of Leadership Studies II

LOS 611 - Communication and Relationship Building 

LOS 614 - The Conflict Process OR LOS 615 - Leading Difficult People

*To view course descriptions, please visit our most recent catalog page.

Although there is no required course sequence, we recommend that students take LOS 500 - Foundations of Leadership Studies I first.