Leadership Studies

Certificate in Leadership Studies

The certificate you have been waiting for is now available at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus and online. The Leadership Studies certificate is an undergraduate certificate geared toward individuals interested in developing and enhancing their leadership skills. Join the Leadership and Organizational Studies program to learn about the challenges of our increasingly complex world and effective leadership practices.

This program may be completed face-to-face on our Portland campus, fully online, or through a combination of the two.  For more information or to apply, contact Admissions at admitusm@maine.edu.

Please note certificates may be pursued by either matriculated or non-matriculated students (students not pursuing a specific degree program).

Certificate Requires 13 Credits

LOS 300 Organizational Theory 3 cr

LOS 301 Group Dynamics 3 cr

LOS 350 Leadership 3 cr

LAC 370 Toward a Global Ethics 4 cr

Candidates for admission must submit:

  • Online application for Certificate Program;
  • Official transcripts or copies of official transcripts from secondary school and/or all colleges and universities from which you received a degree;
  • Additional or other special admission requirements specified by program.

The application for certificate programs is available online at http://usm.maine.edu/apply. Please note, students who are enrolled solely in an undergraduate certificate program are not eligible for Federal financial aid.

We recommend that students start their Leadership Studies coursework with LOS 300 Organizational Theory and LOS 350 Leadership. Students should work with their advisors to organize the scheduling of the rest of their coursework.