Earn the Graduate Certificate in Leading Organizational Change by completing the required course and any three of a number of other elective courses, some of which are online, as indicated by an (*). The SMLR program (MLER or MHRM) or Rutgers school offering the course is in parentheses. 

Required course:

  • Organizational Leadership & Change Management* (MLER)

AND three courses selected from a number of courses in the MLER program, the MHRM program, or other Rutgers partner programs. 

  • Leadership in Work Organizations (MLER)* or Selected Problems – Leadership (MHRM) or Organizational Leadership (SC&I)
  • Problem Solving Tools at Work* (MLER) or Creating & Administering Surveys* (MLER)
  • Selected Problems – Internal Consulting Skills (MHRM)
  • Strategic Organizational Change (MHRM)
  • Dynamics of Work and Work Organization (MLER)
  • Globalization and Corporate Restructuring (MLER)
  • Topics: Communication and Organizational Change (SC&I)
  • Community Organization (SSW)*
  • Organizational Design and Structure (MLER)
  • The Inclusive Workplace* (MLER)  
  • Conflict Resolution in the Workplace (MLER)
  • Negotiation* (MLER)
  • Team and Group Process Facilitation (MLER)
  • Creating & Sustaining a Learning Organization* (MLER)
  • Leadership and Communication Skills Education Supervision (GSE)
  • Organizational Theory in Education (GSE) 
  • Leading for Social Justice (GSE)
  • Higher Education Leadership (GSE)
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (EJBSPP)

How to Apply

For current Rutgers graduate students:

For application related questions and registration guidance, please contact Ann Marie Fiorella-Mullen, MLER Graduate Student Advisor.

For students not currently enrolled at Rutgers:

For more information on the certificate program and options for your academic future, contact Professor Francis Ryan, MLER Program Director.  

If you wish to complete a Certificate on a fully online basis, please contact Professor Ryan before applying because special application instructions are required.

To apply to complete a certificate, on a mixed in-person and online basis, as a non-degree student, apply to Rutgers Graduate Admissions. Click here to begin an application for admission.

All students:

Once you begin your application and have questions, please contact Ann Marie Fiorella-Mullen, MLER Graduate Student Advisor.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a graduate certificate program cost?

Unless you are already enrolled in a graduate program at Rutgers, graduate certificate students are considered to be non-degree (NOD) studentsand therefore pay the "in state" or "out of state" tuition rate. The mode of instruction for these courses can be in-person, online, or hybrid and you can choose which type of course format works best for you. Please note that FAFSA loans are not permitted for study as a non-degree certificate student.

The in-state tuition rate for 2023-2024 is $983.00 per credit or $2,949 per 3-credit course.*

The out of state tuition rate for 2023-2024 is $1,656.00 per credit or $4,968 per 3-credit course.*

* These rates do not include the mandatory fees or the required health insurance rates for international students. Please see tuition chart here for clarification and the breakdown of fees.

Can international students enroll in a graduate certificate program?

If the student is already on a H1 or F1 U.S. visa, approval from the Rutgers Global office is required to continue or pursue the non-degree graduate certificate program and some elements of the in-person mode of instruction are required. Students must take a minimum of 9 credits per semester or follow requirements for a reduced load when applicable in their final semester of study. This is designed only if the student has an approved visa that is transferable to Rutgers University.