Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Ethics


Please Note: This program is currently not accepting applications. 

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Ethics is a 15-hour graduate study program designed to prepare students for ethical leadership in a variety of ways. It offers a unique opportunity for graduate students to explore the interface and interdependence of leadership and ethics.

This program develops ethically sound leaders who embrace a global perspective, develop people and teams, steward societal resources, understand organizational strategy, and lead with integrity.

This unique academic certificate is available in three options:

Option #1A The Partner Certificate. Seventeen academic areas at Kennesaw State University collaborate as partners with the Siegel Institute for the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Ethics. By doing the partner format, specific coursework in your chosen Master's or Doctoral degree can be applied to the Graduate Certificate. To complete the partner Certificate in Leadership and Ethics, you take a total of fifteen credit hours of designated courses: six hours in specified courses from your Master's or Doctoral program and nine hours of ILEC courses.

Option #1B The Modified Partner Certificate for students who have already completed one of the fifteen partner master's programs and want to add the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Ethics to their official transcript

Option #2 The Exclusive Certificate enables you to enroll in ILEC's graduate level courses at KSU without being enrolled in a Master's or Doctoral degree. You enroll through the KSU Graduate School and register for the ILEC courses required to complete the Graduate Certificate. To complete the Exclusive Certificate, you complete fifteen credit hours of ILEC Leadership and Ethics courses.


See the list of available start terms and document deadlines here. Please note that completed applications and all required credentials must be submitted by the posted deadline.


  • Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to
  • GRE Score Report - Request that your scores be sent electronically to KSU (school code 5359). No department code is necessary.
    GMAT Score Report - Request that your scores be sent electronically to KSU.                 -OR-
    LSAT Score Report - Request that an official paper report be sent to KSU.

Note: Applicants may make a formal request to waive this requirement only when the applicant has completed another graduate degree program and an appropriate transcript is submitted in support of this request.

  • Resume - Can be uploaded into the online application. 


Office of Graduate Admissions: 470-578-4377; 
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