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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 $3,096 Total Tuition
icon As few as 4 months Program Duration
icon 12 Credit Hours
icon $3,096 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

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A-State is ranked #6

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

Tuition

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.

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Total Tuition $3,096
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Tuition Per Credit Hour $258
Per Credit Hour Per Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$218.00 $40.00 $258.00 $654.00 $120.00 $774.00

Calendar

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
Summer 2021 5 wk 07/06/2021 08/06/2021 06/21/2021 06/25/2021 07/01/2021 07/02/2021 07/23/2021
Fall 2021 7 wk 08/24/2021 10/08/2021 08/09/2021 08/13/2021 08/19/2021 08/20/2021 09/25/2021
7 wk 10/18/2021 12/10/2021 10/04/2021 10/08/2021 10/14/2021 10/15/2021 11/27/2021
Spring 2022 7 wk 01/11/2022 02/25/2022 12/15/2021 12/17/2021 01/06/2022 01/07/2022 02/11/2022
7 wk 03/07/2022 04/29/2022 02/21/2022 02/25/2022 03/03/2022 03/04/2022 04/15/2022
Summer 2022 5 wk 05/31/2022 07/01/2022 05/16/2022 05/20/2022 05/26/2022 05/27/2022 06/17/2022
5 wk 07/05/2022 08/05/2022 06/20/2022 06/24/2022 06/30/2022 07/01/2022 07/22/2022
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Admissions

Follow Our Streamlined Admission Requirements


Students who are interested in our Certificate in Leadership Studies online program must have a high school diploma with at least a 2.75 GPA or GED score of 500 (if taken before 2002) or 525 (if taken in or after 2002). Review full admission requirements below.

  • When completing the online application, select 100% online student and then complete all the steps in the application process.
  • Select three emphasis areas and submit this form.
  • Pay $30.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit an official High School Transcript with at least a 2.75 GPA or GED score of 500 (if taken prior to 2002) or 525 (if taken in or since 2002). The High School/GED requirement is waived for students who have previously successfully completed 13 or more transferrable college credit hours.
  • Submit official Test Scores (e.g., ACT and SAT). Test scores are considered official if they are delivered directly to us from a testing center or from your high school on your official transcript. Test scores are valid for a period of five years from the date of the exam. The test score requirement is waived for students who have previously successfully completed 24 or more transferrable college credit hours.
    • ACT test scores of 21 or greater on the composite score as well as 19 on the Math, Reading, and English sub-scores
    • SAT test score of 1070
  • Cumulative college GPA of at least 2.0 on previous college coursework.
  • No remediation courses are available for this program. If a student does not show test scores that clear the need for remediation, they must show completion of or readiness for the following program courses:
    • English requirement: Students may be considered eligible for admission based on completion of English Composition I, English Composition II, or Writing Fundamentals with a grade of C or better.
    • Math requirement: Students may be considered eligible for admission based on completion of College Algebra or Intermediate Algebra with a grade of D or better.
  • No conditional admission status is available for this program.
  • Foreign born students must submit an attested or notarized copy of their high school diploma in English. Students seeking to transfer from a non-U.S. university or college must submit official transcripts from these institutions. Transcripts will be evaluated by Arkansas State University. Proof of English proficiency may be required.

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

Courses

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

Course is an introduction to the 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

Advanced Service Learning 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 is determined by instructor at time of instruction.

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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