Credits required
18 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 18 quarter credits are equal to 12 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$560 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

Graduate Certificate in Leading and Creating Change – Online

Please note: This program is accepting applications and will admit students to begin taking program classes in spring term 2022.

Develop leadership skills to transform the world around you

In a society faced with challenges both local and far-reaching, there is a need for leaders who excel at initiating and managing sustainable, community-focused transformation. By earning a Graduate Certificate in Leading and Creating Change online with Oregon State University, you can develop professional leadership skills that are valued by organizations that share your vision for social, organizational and environmental health and justice.

This 18-credit certificate is offered online by Oregon State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, which is known nationally for producing forward-thinking leaders who go out there into the world to create meaningful change in their local communities and beyond.

As an Oregon State student, you’ll learn how to implement practical changes through project management skills in a program that is uniquely informed by OSU’s institutional values of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice.

Join courses, faculty that can impart a broad range of knowledge

The interdisciplinary nature of the certificate curriculum makes the leading and creating change program ideal for professionals in a wide range of career fields. It is especially well-suited for those who work in a natural science field such as agriculture, natural resource management, conservation and sustainability due to the program faculty’s unique experience in transformational leadership in these and other industries.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed and taught by OSU's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • OSU is regarded as a worldwide leader in agricultural education, ranking in the top 20 in a 2021 international survey of more than 3,000 universities.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same certificate and transcript as on-campus students.

NOTE: The U.S. Department of Education has approved this certificate for federal financial aid eligibility as part of a full degree program, but not as an independent certificate program. Alternate funding sources (e.g., loans, private funds) may be required to cover the costs associated with this program.


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