Students in the WVU Leadership Program are part of a community that is committed to helping them develop through hands-on experiences and academic opportunities. The faculty, staff and partners extend beyond the traditional boundaries of the classroom and academic departments. The faculty who teach reflect this mix of scholarship in the field and real-world experience as leaders. In addition to passion and discipline, our program cultivates competent, confident and conscientious citizens.
Our courses will equip you to enhance leadership capacity at work and in your daily life, manage conflict and change, analyze organizational ethics and leadership practices, assess a variety of leadership types and approaches, and critique the role of leadership in shaping organizational culture and climate.
Students will study, practice and understand leadership in a global context. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of leadership theories and approaches, apply leadership approaches to analyze and evaluate ethical leadership practices, and exercise the skills essential to effective leadership in the classroom and through real-world cases. They will also explore how identity and culture impact leadership in the United States and abroad.
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West Virginia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Total Credit Hours
- Online Courses
Tuition and Financial Aid
Estimated Tuition and Fees
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership requires 15 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $631 for residents and $1,507 for non-residents.
Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827.