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

Admission requirements

  • Four-year baccalaureate degree (or international equivalent) from a regionally accredited (U.S.) or recognized (international) college or university
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Language proficiency requirement for international students

When to apply

This program allows you to start during fall, winter, spring or summer term.

We recommend that you submit your application, including all supporting materials, no later than ten weeks prior to the academic term that you intend to start.

How to apply

Apply as a degree-seeking student using the OSU Graduate School’s online application form. The nonrefundable application fee is $75.

  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended.
  • Submit a cover letter requesting admission to the certificate program. The letter should provide a statement of objectives, your work or related experience and career goals.

Where do I send application materials?

You may submit the OSU Graduate School application online electronically, uploading all documentation (scores, transcripts, etc.) as attachments. Or you may choose to mail your documentation and all materials to the Graduate School at Heckart Lodge, 2900 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR, 97331.

NOTE: International applicants must also submit documents and language test scores that are outlined on the graduate admissions international applicants webpage.

Transfer credits

If you intend to use the credits earned in this program toward a graduate degree at another university, we recommend you determine the transfer-of-credit policy at that institution.

How to apply as a nondegree-seeking student

If you don’t want to apply to the OSU Graduate School but would like to take individual classes that are part of the leading and creating change graduate certificate curriculum, you may apply to OSU as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.

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