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Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership

Program Details

The graduate certificate in Strategic Leadership looks at international contexts that shape the behavior of states and non-state actors, as well as the formulation of strategic developments and geopolitical concerns influencing military planning and execution. In this online program, you will explore the defense policies of nations dealing with Europe and Asia after the fall of the Soviet state. In addition, strategic leadership is examined in light of technological changes in the information age. Knowledge gained in this certificate is useful for leadership positions both within and outside of military organizations.


All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Accreditation & Licensing

Distance Education Accrediting Commission,North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

School of Security and Global Studies