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Department of Leadership Studies
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 235
Phone: 785-628-4303
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Academic Programs in Leadership Studies

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The FHSU Department of Leadership Studies offers an array of programs, including on-campus and online Bachelor of Science and Arts degrees, Graduate programs, a minor and certificates. These programs prepare students to take the lead in meeting the ever-shifting challenges faced by businesses, organizations and communities.

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership (On campus & Online)
This innovative curriculum focuses on the study of leadership in the context of the modern organization. The degree seeks to develop graduates with the characteristics and skills that modern organizations require. The 45 credit hour major is available both on campus and online.

Minor in Leadership Studies (On campus & Online)
Add value to your degree by pursuing this 21 credit hour program that is attachable to any degree/major at FHSU, offered both on campus and online.

Leadership Studies Certificates
The Department of Leadership Studies offers two cutting edge certificate programs. These certificates seek to provide unique learning opportunities for both on-campus and virtual students.

  • Leadership Studies Certificate (On Campus & Online)
    Attachable to any degree path; this 3 course, 9 credit hour program is designed to teach students the WHAT, the HOW, and the WHY of Leadership Studies
  • Global Leadership Certificate (On Campus & Online)
    This 4 course, 12 credit hour program is offered both on campus and virtually, and is designed to help students:
    • Understand global issues
    • Have a commitment to cultural sensitivity and inclusion
    • Possess the knowledge and skills to successfully work in complex global environments
    • Develop a commitment to social responsibility and leadership for the common good

Graduate Programs

Master of Professional Studies: Organizational Leadership Concentration (On campus & Online)
The MPS in Organizational Leadership is a 30 credit-hour degree which provides you with an innovative curriculum focusing on the study of leadership in the context of modern organizations. This professional studies program consists of a 9 hour core requirement, 12 hours of Organizational Leadership concentration courses, 6 credit hours of electives, and a 3 credit hour culminating experience project.


Characteristics of Leadership Graduates

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"The virtual world of learning requires discipline and a great deal of hard work. I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have had a conversation about how learning online is just as challenging, if not more challenging, than being in a traditional classroom. With that being said, virtual learning has allowed me the flexibility, as an adult learner, to hold a full-time job and go to school at the same time." -Sophie Wanamaker, Plainfield, IL, virtual major

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