School of Leadership and Professional Advancement

705 Libermann Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412.396.5600
Fax: 412.396.5072

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Community Leadership Curriculum

Some people reach a point in their life or career when it becomes increasingly important to know that they are making a contribution to the larger world. If you have reached or are nearing that time, a program in community leadership can give you the tools and skills to make the difference you seek to make.

In this comprehensive 36-credit curriculum, students will complete twelve 3-credit courses, including ten required courses and -- to customize the program to meet your specific needs and interests -- two electives. For course descriptions, please visit the course description page. Courses are subject to change.

Community Leadership Core - 15 credits
  • Interagency Collaboration
  • Organizational Design and Development
  • Leadership, Community, and Change
  • Catalyzing Community Change
  • Governing for Community and Organizations
Leadership Core Curriculum - 15 credits
  • Introduction to the Graduate Study of Leadership
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leading People and Managing Relationships
  • Organization Communication
  • Leadership Capstone
Electives - 6 credits

Students may choose electives from courses offered in any graduate program in the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.  Six graduate credits are transferable into the program from other institutions pending approval of the program director.