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    May 29, 2023  
American University Catalog 2020-2021 
American University Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Leadership for Organizational Change (Graduate Certificate)

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Offered by the Department of Public Administration and Policy , School of Public Affairs , the Leadership for Organizational Change (Graduate Certificate) is designed for students interested in increasing their capacity to lead themselves and others toward the objective of significant organizational change.

Admission to the Program

Open to students with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Certificate Requirements

  • 15 credit hours of approved coursework with at least 6 credit hours at or above 600-level with grades of C or better. Grades of C- or D in certificate program courses are not accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements, although these grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA. Students must have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students in certificate programs must take a minimum of 6 credit hours during each 12-month period and complete the certificate in four years. International students must enroll in 9 credit hours each semester (except for summer). At the discretion of the department, a maximum of 3 credit hours earned at an accredited college or university may be applied toward the certificate as transfer credit

Course Requirements

Additional (9 credit hours)

Complete 9 credit hours from the following, or 9 credit hours of approved School of Public Affairs  graduate courses offered through a Key Executive Leadership Program contract program, jointly selected and approved by the Department of Public Administration and Policy  and the contracting agency:

Note: Course substitutions may be made with approval of the Department of Public Administration and Policy .

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