Organizational Leadership (Graduate Certificate)

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Application Materials Required for the Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership must submit all the following documentation to Graduate Admissions to be considered for admission:

Graduate Admissions
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, Alabama 36265-1602

  1. Completed JSU Graduate Application for Admission.
  2. Non-refundable $35.00 application processing fee.
  3. Official transcript(s) from the baccalaureate degree awarding institution and all transcripts from institutions where post-baccalaureate work has been completed. To be considered for admission, applicants must hold a degree from an institutionally accredited institution or its foreign equivalent. (Students who have previously attended JSU do not need to request a transcript from the University.)
  4. International student applicants must see the International Student Applicants section of this catalog for other application and enrollment requirements.

Admission Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership

Unconditional Admission

  • Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.00 (on a 4.00 grade point scale) are eligible for unconditional admission. Applicants who already hold master’s degrees will be unconditionally admitted.

Conditional Admission

  • Applicants with an undergraduate GPA between 2.25 and 3.0 may be conditionally admitted with the recommendation of the program director.

Minimum Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management

An overall 3.00 GPA is required on all coursework attempted for the graduate certificate. Transfer credit is not accepted toward a graduate certificate program.

Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
PA 504Leadership and Ethics in the Public Sector3
PA 540Public Organizational Theory 3
Electives 16
Total Hours12

12 Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Graduate Certificate.


Electives may be selected from the following list of courses: PA 531 HR Management in the Public Sector (3), PA 546 Diversity in the Workplace (3), BA 501 Organizational Communication (3), EM 598 Emergency Management Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3), MGT 504 Business Organization and Administration (3), MGT 537 Business Leadership (3), or PH 540 Health Communication and Leadership (3).

Graduation and Comprehensive Exam

No comprehensive exam is required for this Graduate Certificate. All students must apply for certificate completion by the given deadline of the semester in which they plan to complete. Please see the Graduation and Comprehensive Exam section of this catalog for more information.