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Leadership Certificates

Application Requirements


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Steps in applying to a Leadership Certificate program:

  1. Apply to be a WOU graduate student
  2. Apply to a Leadership Certificate program

Deadlines and key dates:

You may apply to the program fall, winter, or spring

Detailed application requirements:

  1. Apply for WOU Graduate admission:

    • Complete WOU Application for Graduate Admission online.
    • $60 application fee
    • Evidence of completion of a four-year baccalaureate degree (or international equivalent) from regionally accredited institution as defined by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars, with a cumulative B average (equivalent 3.00 on a U.S. 4.00 grading scale) on the most recent baccalaureate degree. If the applicant’s cumulative GPA is below 3.00, but a calculation using the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) of graded course work is 3.0 or higher, the latter will be used as the basis for admission. Applicants who hold a master’s degree will have the 3.0 GPA requirement waived.
      • GPA requirement: Students with less than 3.0 can also provide passing MAT/GRE scores to be fully admitted. A student who has an undergraduate GPA of 2.50 to 2.99 can be admitted conditionally for the first 9 credit hours. Students can Petition for Conditional Admission via the petition located on the graduate office website. *Conditionally admitted students will not be able to receive financial aid until they become fully admitted students and a program plan is on file.
  1.  Apply for Leadership Certificate admission:

    • Online Program application form: Complete the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program application form.
    • A current resume (Please save in PDF format with your first and last name)

Process: You will be notified via email regarding acceptance status of your complete application. A complete certificate application includes the application form and current resume. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. You will be notified via email if you are missing any application components.


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