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Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies


Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies


Application Deadline

Applications to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies are accepted on a rolling basis.

Application Materials

For the Leadership Studies graduate certificate program, the following application materials are required for applicants who are NOT enrolled in another graduate-level program at KU:

Online Admissions Application & Application Fee

Complete the online application available at KU's Graduate Studies website and submit it. The application fee can be paid online as the last step of the application. Application forms submitted without a fee cannot be processed.

Copy of Official Transcript(s)

Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in their previous academic work to be admitted to regular graduate student status. Applicants should provide a copy of an official transcript from all colleges and universities attended. Upload a copy of each transcript to your application. If admitted, you’ll also need to send an official copy of all transcripts to Graduate Admissions. It can take three weeks for transcripts to arrive.

Statement of Purpose

Your statement of purpose should include a description of your background and interest in leadership studies. The statement should be a maximum of two pages, single spaced.

Proof of English Proficiency

All applicants must provide proof of English proficiency. For more information about English proficiency requirements, visit https://graduate.ku.edu/english-proficiency-requirements.

The following application materials are required for applicants who are already enrolled in another graduate-level program at KU:

Online Admissions Application & Application Fee

Complete the online application available at KU's Graduate Studies website and submit it. The application fee can be paid online as the last step of the application.  Application forms submitted without a fee cannot be processed.

Statement of Purpose

Your statement of purpose should include a description of your background and interest in leadership studies. The statement should be a maximum of two pages, single spaced.

Provisional Admission

On rare occasions the department may recommend an applicant who does not meet the University’s minimum requirements for provisional admission. This may occur, for example, if a student’s overall undergraduate GPA is deficient but other application materials suggest strong potential for success in graduate study. All recommendations for provisional admission are contingent on approval by the Office of Graduate Studies.

To continue in the program, students admitted provisionally must meet with the Director of Graduate Studies at the start of the academic term, must comply with any requests for additional meetings or communications, and must earn at least a 3.0 GPA in the first semester of graduate coursework at KU.

Eligibility

Please note that this program does not meet full-time enrollment requirements for most international applicants who are not already enrolled in a graduate-level program at KU, including those requesting an F-1 visa. International applicants should contact Megan Wilson (meganwilson@ku.edu) prior to applying to verify their eligibility for this program.

Questions?

Thank you again for your interest in the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies at the University of Kansas. If after reviewing the material, you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Megan Wilson, Graduate Academic Advisor
Email: meganwilson@ku.edu
Phone: 785-864-9056