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
$571 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
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

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 lead and create change through practical methods, tools and theories in a program that is uniquely informed by OSU’s institutional values of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice.

Learn from faculty who can impart broad knowledge and application

The interdisciplinary nature of the certificate curriculum makes the leading and creating change program ideal for professionals in a wide range of career fields, experiences and backgrounds.

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 institutionally 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.

Related stories

Careers in the field of psychology ‘booming’ with the help of technology

Our lives are often made better because of technological advances and the ways in which we interact with computers. This is increasingly true in the field of psychology, one in which industry professionals and the people who benefit from psychological services use technology to conduct...

6 reasons to earn a degree in kinesiology online with Oregon State

Students graduating from our program go on to diverse careers, most of which have a direct relationship to human health. This is a growing appreciation for the role of physical activity as a component of a healthy lifestyle and a need for health care professionals...

OER at Work: Expanding access to learning on all fronts

For a number of years, Oregon State assistant professor Marit Bovbjerg grew increasingly frustrated with the traditional textbook options for her introductory epidemiology courses. Then, a solution. “I wrote one myself,” she says. Now she's an OER Champion in the state of Oregon for her...