Graduate Certificate in Leadership

Graduate Certificate

What skills are required to successfully lead organizations? In this program, you will gain the skills needed to handle complex challenges leaders face today. Coursework equips you to think critically, lead with empathy, and foster innovative thinking to make a lasting impact. 

At a Glance

How many courses?

Four courses—all required.

How much will it cost?

$13,488 based on completing all courses during the 2024–2025 Academic Year.

Flexible scheduling

Fully online certificate


Course NumberCourse Title
ADLP7000Daring to Lead
ADLP7003Leading Change from the Middle
ADLP7002The Self Aware Leader
ADLP7004Problem Solving through Critical Thinking
ADLP8102Leading High Performing Teams
"My certificate classes at Woods were robust, vibrant, and applicable. They've developed my understanding of both strategic planning with a visionary spirit and action implementation with a concrete grounding in resources and contexts. I've gained valuable knowledge and confidence as I go forward in my career."
Camille Fitzpatrick Markey, Certificate in Executive Leadership and Organizational Development, '20



Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Please note that non-US citizens are not able to receive a valid student visa for enrollment in a certificate program.  If you need a student visa to study in the US, please select an eligible masters degree.


Regular Decision
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Online Application

Start Your Application

While online submission is preferred, if you need to mail materials, please send to:

Boston College
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Academic transcripts

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university (minimum GPA 3.0)

Applicants whose undergraduate GPA falls below 3.0 will be considered for admission. Applications will be considered in light of other factors, including letters of reference and personal statement.  

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In 500-750 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.

Application Fee

Application fee: There is no application fee.



Letter of Recommendation

Submitted with application.

Please note: Letters of recommendations should be provided by Professional or Academic recommenders.

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