The University of Kansas Leadership Studies Minor was first introduced to students in 2001, graduating the first cohort in the spring of 2003. The design of the KU Leadership Studies Minor is one of the very few in the country that combines the study of leadership theory through an experiential learning environment with extensive fieldwork – a partnership in learning between the curricular and co-curricular strengths of the University.
The focus of the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies is to build foundational knowledge of the history, theory, and practice of leadership with a focus on ethical decision making and understanding the dynamics of power in doing the work of leadership. The primary objectives are to offer graduate students and working professionals tools and techniques to better understand and navigate leadership opportunities within professional and community environments, and to respond efficiently and effectively to the demands of a changing social, cultural, and political landscape while doing the work of leadership.
Courses taken as a part of this graduate certificate are also eligible to count toward the MA in Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion. Please visit the MA program website for more information.
The Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion master's degree offers graduate students and working professionals tools and techniques to better understand and navigate leadership opportunities within the context of social diversity and equity in the United States. The program is offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and therefore is interdisciplinary in nature. The degree includes coursework related to leadership studies, U.S. race and ethnicity, women, gender, & sexuality, and U.S. social differences. The program also includes a professionalization seminar and a capstone project. Students currently enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies or Graduate Certificate in Equity and Social Diversity in the US may use coursework towards the MA.
For more information please visit the MA homepage