Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies
University of Southern Maine

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies is designed for working professionals from the nonprofit, corporate, and civic sectors, providing advanced instruction in leadership theory and research.  Accomplished faculty teach students about the history and theories of leadership and the nature of followership, to develop self-awareness as leaders, about social responsibility, and advanced skills in complex problem solving, conflict management, effective communications, and relationship building.  Graduates are prepared for success in a diverse range of leadership roles including diplomats, human resource trainers, and professors.


  • A current resume
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions. These must demonstrate completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college and a competitive GPA. A cumulative GPA of 3.0. 
  • A two-part essay
  • Two letters of recommendation

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education