Graduate Certificate in Leadership Online

The graduate Certificate in Leadership online provides a solid foundation of leadership and management competencies that can be applied immediately in the workplace.

  • Schedule & Format

    • Part Time
    • Online
    • 18 Graduate Credits / 6 Courses
    On average, students take two courses a term, including the summer, to complete the certificate in 12 months. 

    Annual Course Schedule

  • Available Online

    When you enroll in an online course, you'll find support and collaboration every step of the way. Our goal is to deliver an exceptional student experience wherever you are. 

    Learning Online

  • Admission Requirements

    Bachelor's Degree
    Individuals who have completed an undergraduate degree are invited to apply. 
    Fall: July 1
    Spring: November 1
    Summer: April 1

    Admission Details

  • Tuition

    Estimated Cost of Certificate
    In State / Out of State: $9,468

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

    This program is not eligible for financial aid.

    Tuition Details

Who Should Enroll?

The graduate Certificate in Leadership 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.  

Students with PMI® certifications can earn up to 45 PDUs per course. PSPM and PSLP courses are eligible.   

UVA is a registered education provider with PMI. PMI is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. 


Despite his vast experience in the military, as well as corporate and nonprofit sectors, John McCarthy is not done learning. He looks forward to teaching because he is exposed to the perspectives and experiences that his students bring to class. 

Meet Our Faculty

John McCarthy

John McCarthy

I’m proud to be part of an organization that recognizes veterans and the sacrifices they have made.

Student Stories

Our students and alumni can tell you about the impact our degrees and certificates have had on their lives and careers.
Tim Nicely

Tim Nicely

Relevancy to job and workplace

Seasoned HR manager, Tim Nicely, was looking for an opportunity to enhance his knowledge in management and finance. The Certificate in Leadership allowed him to gain the skills he needed while earning a valuable credential.

Bryan Garey

Bryan Garey

Sought coursework to finish a degree

Bryan Garey understands the importance of professional development. During his tenure at UVA, he's been responsible for providing learning opportunities for UVA faculty and staff so they can be successful in their jobs. When Bryan needed coursework to finish his master’s degree, he turned to SCPS.