Certificate in Leadership

When Attendance at live synchronous sessions is strongly encouraged, but each session will be recorded for students’ future listing (at no penalty) if they are not able to attend the live session.
Average Time to Complete On average, students take two courses a term, including the summer, to complete the certificate in 12 months.

About the Program

UVA | Certificate | Online – The UVA School of Continuing and Professional Studies’ online graduate Certificate in Leadership provides a solid foundation of leadership and management competencies that can be applied immediately in the workplace. The certificate is ideal for individuals wanting to advance their learning and skills in the area of leadership and management. It is appropriate for working professionals in the private sector, the nonprofit sector, higher education, and for those working in federal, state, or local government.

Career Paths

  • Government (federal, state, local)
  • Nonprofits
  • Higher Education

Courses & Requirements

18 Graduate Credits | Course Checklist

The graduate Certificate in Leadership requires you to complete a total of 6 courses (4 required, 2 electives). The curriculum introduces students to various theories and styles of leadership, organizational leadership, communication & team development, and financial management for leaders. The electives allow students to focus in general leadership, technology leadership, or project management.

The Annual Course Schedule and course descriptions are available to help plan your course progression.

Asynchronous online courses can sometimes include synchronous sessions. Please see Current Term Classes for details.

Cost & Financial Aid

Estimated cost of certificate:*

$9,468 (same in-state and out-of-state)

*Additional fees may apply, including course materials. Tuition rates are adjusted annually.

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

Students can easily access the resources available to them through the Student Portal, where they will find academic resources and policies, information about UVA and Charlottesville, how to pay for a class, or set up their email accounts. Answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found on the Student Portal.

How to Apply

Individuals must apply to and be offered admission to earn a certificate. A maximum of two courses that will count toward satisfying the requirements for the certificate may be taken prior to admission. Formal application and admission instructions, contact information, application deadlines, and transcript information, are available online.

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