Department Banner

How to Reach Us

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

Leadership Studies on Facebook Leadership Studies on Twitter

Academic Programs in Leadership Studies

Academic Programs Banner 2 2016

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

Best College Reviews Editors Choice- 2nd place in Organizational Leadership Badge

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

Mission Diagram New 2018 old mission diagram translated Mission Diagram 2018 Translation

         English                         Mandarin Chinese                     Spanish

What They're Saying...

“I am excited to apply the tools and knowledge I’ve gained from this and all of the leadership courses that I’ve taken. I sincerely believe that this is the education I really needed. These are the practical skills I’ve been looking for. I can apply my knowledge of leadership and civic engagement to my entire life. I’m excited about my future and feel that this path will lead me toward the sense of fulfillment that I seek.” Amy Seyffer, Fortuna, CA, Current Online Major in Organizational Leadership 

Back to top