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Cert.in Leadership Studies
Certificate in Leadership Studies Online

Program Overview


The A-State Certificate in Leadership Studies online program prepares students from Arkansas and other states to advance into dynamic roles by helping you understand and develop competencies that strengthen your own unique leadership style.

icon $2,979 Total Tuition
icon As few as 4 months Program Duration
icon 12 Credit Hours
icon $2,979 Total Tuition
icon As few as 4 months Program Duration
icon 12 Credit Hours
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This 100% online undergraduate program gives students the opportunity to focus on communication and learning styles and gives students the tools to help implementation of organizational strategies and management of work projects. Students will also study ethical decision-making and learn productive group participation skills applicable to any career path.

The curriculum integrates the Social Change Model of Leadership and includes a community-based service project.

Students in this online program will learn how to:

  • Comprehend the role of self-understanding in effective leadership practice
  • Refine their personal leadership philosophy
  • Understand the principles of service learning in promoting personal growth and civic responsibility
  • Gain practical experience in a community-based project

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In their Best Colleges Rankings for 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranks A-State #25 for "Top Public Schools, Regional Universities (South)."

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 $2,979
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Tuition Per Credit Hour $248.25
Per Credit Hour Per Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$210.00 $38.25 $248.25 $630.00 $114.75 $774.75

Calendar


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.

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Spring 2019 7wk 1/14/2019 3/1/2019 12/3/2018 12/10/2018 1/5/2019 1/11/2019 2/19/2019
7wk 3/11/2019 5/3/2019 2/18/2019 2/24/2019 3/1/2019 3/8/2019 4/17/2019
Summer 2019 7wk 5/13/2019 6/28/2019 4/22/2019 4/29/2019 5/3/2019 5/10/2019 6/6/2019
7wk 7/1/2019 8/16/2019 6/10/2019 6/17/2019 6/21/2019 6/28/2019 7/25/2019
Fall 2019 7wk 8/19/2019 10/4/2019 7/29/2019 8/5/2019 8/9/2019 8/16/2019 9/24/2019
7wk 10/14/2019 12/6/2019 9/23/2019 9/30/2019 10/4/2019 10/11/2019 11/13/2019
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Admissions


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, choose the appropriate application type – A-State Online Freshman (if you have never attended college) or A-State Online Transfer (if you have previously attended any college).
  • 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.
  • International 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. A transcript evaluation by an independent agency (e.g., World Education Service or Education Credential Evaluators) will be required and will be the responsibility of the student. 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: academicpartnerships@astate.edu

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

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

Courses


In order to earn the Certificate in Leadership Studies online, students must complete the following four courses (12 credit hours).

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.

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.

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