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An Online Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership That Can Jump-Start or Enhance Your Education

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Earn Your Online Certificate in Strategic Leadership

The Certificate in Strategic Leadership is designed for students interested in the international contexts that shape the behavior of states and non-state actors and the formulation and history of strategic developments and geopolitical concerns influencing military planning and execution. Students explore topics such as defense policies of nations dealing with Europe and Asia after the enormous changes following the fall of the Soviet state and decision-making skills of leaders past and present. In addition, future strategic leadership is examined in light of technological change and the information age, non-state military threats, rogue regimes, and clashes of culture between regions.

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A University Built For You

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

Save Time

Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Master’s degree and graduate certificate classes average 10 students.

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Affordable
Textbooks & Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost textbooks to minimize your expenses.

$370
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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