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Graduate certificate application and costs

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Step 1: Submit your application to the Boise State Graduate College

Step 2: Write a personal Statement (500 word minimum) that includes:

  • A discussion of how your personal and professional goals will be enhanced through completion of the certificate.
  • An example of effective leadership from your prior experience.
  • An example of ineffective leadership from your prior experience, and your thoughts on how it could have been improved.

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Application deadlines:

  • Fall Semester – July 15
  • Spring Semester – December 1
  • Summer – April 15

*Two courses may be completed prior to being accepted into the Leadership in Action graduate certificate program.


15-credit program is approximately $7,300 for in-state students and $12,400 for out-of-state students. See Graduate Tuition Fees for more information. Some organizations will reimburse tuition – ask your employer.

Those who hold professional certificates can expect to earn an average of 35% more than those without professional certificates. – US Bureau of Labor Statistics