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    Jun 23, 2024  
American University Catalog 2023-2024 
    
American University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Executive Leadership (Graduate Certificate)


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Offered by the Key Executive Leadership Programs, School of Public Affairs , the Executive Leadership (Graduate Certificate) program focuses on developing skills, knowledge, and values needed by public and nonprofit leaders.

Admission to the Program


The School of Public Affairs operates on a rolling basis for admission to graduate programs, reviewing applications until programs reach capacity. This certificate is open to students with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution. A successful applicant typically holds a GS-12 (or above) level or equivalent NGO, private sector, or leadership/management experience. In addition to application form, applicants submit a personal statement providing background, career interests, and reasons for pursuing study in the program.

Certificate Requirements


  • 12 credit hours with grades of C or better
  • Transfer credit may not be applied toward the certificate. Course substitutions are not permissible
  • Compliance with all regulations for a certificate (Graduate Academic Regulations 4.11 , 5 , 6 )

Course Requirements


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