Organizational Leadership, Certificate (1723)


Program Coordinator

John P. Baker,, (270) 745-5149

The Organizational Leadership Certificate program provides an interdisciplinary academic graduate program through which students can enhance their understanding of leadership theory and practice while applying it directly toward their academic or professional area of interest. The academic requirements offer students a common basic curriculum of leadership theory at the graduate level and practical application of that theory to a specialized area of interest to the student. Additionally, the program allows the student to choose two courses from a broad interdisciplinary selection of courses for a total of 12 credit hours. Substitutions for these courses may be made with consent of the advisor. Students applying to the Graduate School at WKU can elect to pursue the graduate certificate in Organizational Leadership either by itself or in conjunction with a graduate program in a selected specific discipline.

Program Admission

Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.

Program Requirements (12 hours)

Required Courses
LEAD 500Effective Leadership Studies3
LEAD 600Capstone in Leadership Experience3
or NURS 530 Nursing Administration Practicum
or NURS 780 Clinical Practicum
Select 6 hours of advisor approved electives6
Total Hours12