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Cert. in Leadership Studies

Certificate in Leadership Studies Online

Program Overview

How Will a Leadership Studies Certificate Benefit You?

Strengthen your unique leadership style and show employers your career commitment with the Certificate in Leadership Studies online program. Develop the insights, skills and confidence to successfully lead teams, manage projects and implement organizational strategies.

icon $3,228 Total Tuition
icon As few as 4 months Program Duration
icon 12 Credit Hours
icon $3,228 Total Tuition
icon As few as 4 months Program Duration
icon 12 Credit Hours
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Build your resume and a critical competency for career advancement with the online Certificate in Leadership Studies. Leadership sets the corporate culture and impacts every aspect of an organization, from sales and productivity to attracting and retaining talented employees. In today’s globally based multicultural environment, it is essential to understand how to lead a diverse workforce legally, ethically and successfully toward shared institutional goals.

Focused on both theory and practice, this work-relevant program incorporates experiential learning and current issues to help you understand and develop your own style of leadership. Personal learning, social growth and civic responsibility are additional topics covered in this comprehensive leadership studies program.

Gain the Skills to Rise as a Leader

Become more effective professionally and ready to advance with this leadership certificate. Explore leadership philosophies, strategies and techniques to learn more about yourself and how to guide and motivate others.

In-Demand Skills:

Gain the knowledge and industry-relevant skills employers seek:

  • Public relations
  • Sales
  • Project management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Communication

Top Careers:

Prepare for a broad range of professional roles, including:

  • Public Relations Specialist Management Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Non-Profit Executive
  • Community Development Specialist

This program requires Live Text.

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A-State is ranked #6

among the “Top 10 Best Colleges in Arkansas” by, 2020


A-State Online Offers Affordable Tuition

Our Certificate in Leadership Studies online program offers the same affordable tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included in the total tuition.

Total Tuition $3,228
Tuition Per Credit Hour $269
Per Credit Hour Per Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$229.00 $40.00 $269.00 $687.00 $120.00 $807.00


Dates You Need to Know

Our Certificate in Leadership Studies online program is designed to be flexible and convenient for working professionals, featuring accelerated coursework and multiple start dates a year.

Next Start & Application Due Dates:

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Fall 2023 7 wk 08/21/2023 10/06/2023 08/07/2023 08/11/2023 08/17/2023 08/18/2023 09/22/2023
Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from A-State?



Ready to get started on a skills-boosting certificate? Great! The process to get started is simple, and all you need is a high-school diploma or equivalent.

    • Hold a high-school diploma or equivalent

    Note:You'll only be eligible to enroll in courses needed to fulfill the requirements for the appropriate certificate program when you're admitted.

    If you're interested in earning your bachelor's degree, you'll be eligible to transition into a degree-seeking program (and include these certificate courses) once you complete 12 hours of certificate courses with a 3.0 or higher. At the time of transferring to a degree program, you will be required to submit official transcripts from all institutions previously attended.

Submitting your application takes three easy steps: filling out the application, submitting your documents and paying the application fee.

  1. When completing the online application, select 100% online student and then complete all the steps on the online application.
  2. Pay $30.00 non-refundable application fee.
  3. Submit official high school transcripts (or proof of equivalent).

If you have any questions along the way, call us at 866-621-8096 866-621-8096, and we'll be happy to answer questions.

Additional Information

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Foreign born students must submit an attested or notarized copy of their high school diploma in English. Proof of English proficiency may be required.


Read About Our Online Leadership Studies Certificate Courses

To earn your Certificate in Leadership Studies online, you need to complete the following 12 credit hours of coursework.

IDS 2023: Introduction to Service Learning

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to principles of service learning and the Social Change Model of Leadership to promote personal learning, social growth, and civic responsibility. Students participate in a community-based project as determined by the instructor of record.

IDS 3023: Advanced Service Learning

Duration: 14 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Course integrates academic objectives with service experiences to foster student learning, personal and social growth, and civic responsibility. Students establish expectations and responsibilities to address a campus or community need in partnership with the community-based service project. Course theme determined by instructor at time of instruction. Prerequisites, IDS 2023.

UC 1103: Introduction to Leadership Development

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Course examines leadership theories and the role of self-understanding in effective leadership.

UC 3023: Seminar in Advanced Leadership Development

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Course integrates leadership theories, styles and experiences. Students will study leadership issues in current events and refine their personal leadership philosophy.

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