Graduate Certificate in Leadership: Developing Principled Leaders
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership supports the development of principled leaders. As a rigorous concentration in the various dimensions of leadership, this certificate helps students to understand and refine the qualities that businesses, charitable organizations, government agencies, and the military expect today. The courses, all offered online, examine the full spectrum issues pertaining to organizational leadership theory and practice.
Successful applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the Graduate Leadership Certificate program.
Completion of the online graduate application along with the non-refundable application fee.
Submission of an official transcript of the baccalaureate degree directly from an accredited college or university.
All material must be received by The Citadel Graduate College office and evaluated by the department to receive consideration to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership program.
Students are required to complete 5 courses (15 credit hours) of graduate study within a three-year period from the time of registration in their first leadership graduate course at The Citadel and elective course as described herein. Students who fulfill the program requirements will earn a Graduate Certificate in Leadership.
Graduation Requirements (non-credit bearing)
LDRS 500 Principled Leadership Seminar
Graduation Requirements (Course Requirements)
All certificate candidates must complete two courses:
LDRS 722 Leadership in Organizations
PSYC 570 Social and Cognitive Foundations of Interpersonal Behavior
Certificate candidates must choose three electives to complete their Program of Study:
LDRS 710 Ethics, Values, & Principled Leadership
LDRS 711 Leading Change: Organization Development and Transformation
LDRS 712 Leading Teams: Coaching, Culture, Diversity, and Globalization
LDRS 714 Strategic Leadership, Vision, Mission and Contemporary Issues
LDRS 723 Communication for Leadership
LDRS 766 Human Resource Development
MGMT 760 Global Business Strategy-MBA program only (required elective)
PGMT 672 Applied Leadership Concepts-M.S. Project Management program only (required elective)
PSYC 500 Human Growth and Development
A maximum of one course (3 credit hours) may be transferred in from a regionally accredited college or university, provided: (1) grades of “B” or better were received in the courses being considered, (2) credit was earned within six years prior to admission into The Citadel Graduate Leadership Certificate program, and (3) each course has been approved by the department head.
For more information about this program, please contact the Department of Leadership Studies at email@example.com.