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


Grounded in leadership education, the courses in Oregon State’s online Graduate Certificate in Leading and Creating Change provide opportunities for a holistic and personal exploration of how you can personally grow, develop and ultimately bring about positive change.

The core certificate courses are interdisciplinary, examining the foundations of leadership, team structures, how to motivate and empower others as well as how to promote and maintain diversity, equity and inclusion.

Additional curriculum details and certificate information are available on Oregon State’s academic catalog.

Required courses (9 credits)

  • LEAD 580 – Leading Authentically: Foundations of Leadership (3)
  • LEAD 581 – Leading Others: Enhancing Team and Organizational Performance (3)
  • LEAD 582 – Leading Change: Leading, Motivating and Empowering Others (3)

Elective courses (3-6 credits)

Choose from the following collection of classes to fulfill the elective requirement.

  • ENGR 550 – Professional Preparation for Engineers (1)
  • ENSC 543 – Excelling in an Interdisciplinary Team (4)
  • FW 560 – Psychology of Environmental Decisions (3)
  • LEAD 542 – Leadership Skills for Career Success (3)
  • LEAD 543 – Leadership through Conversations (3)

Experiential learning courses (3-6 credits)

Each of these courses is repeatable for up to 16 credits and contains an experiential learning component. More information about the internship and other courses will be available once you’re admitted.

  • LEAD 506 – Special Problems/Special Projects (1-16)
  • LEAD 509 – Practicum (1-16)
  • LEAD 510 – Internship (1-16)

Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

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