Graduate Certificate in Program Leadership and Evaluation

Are you working or seeking employment in a psychology-related field and wish to move up to an administrative position?

Our graduate certificate in program leadership and evaluation prepares you to succeed in a variety of administrative roles in psychology or other fields. Courses will provide insights into how organizations work, how to work effectively in group settings, how to locate funding and how to develop and assess the performance of institutional programs.

Required Courses

The graduate certificate in Program Leadership and Evaluation (PLE) will require five classes for a total of 15 credit hours:

Group dynamics and organizational psychology (3 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
PSY-P 509 Group Behavior and Processes 3
PSY-P 505 Organizational Psychology 3
Grant and professional writing (3 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
LBST-D 512 Social Science Electives--Grant Writing 3
Professional skills (3 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
PSY-P 511 Seminar in Professional Skills 3
Communication skills (3 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
SPCH-S 440 Organizational Communication 3
PSY-P 521 Conflict Resolution and Mediation 3
Program evaluation (3 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
LBST-D 512 Social Sciences Elective--Methods of Survey Research 3

Admissions Process

Students can begin this program in either the fall or spring semester.

Deadlines for application are:

Spring 2021: January 2
Summer 2021: April 20
Fall 2021: August 15

To be admitted to the certificate program, applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Application form
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement of educational goals
  • Documentation of undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better

Applicants will also interview with the PLE faculty coordinator, Meghan Kahn Ph.D.


For more information, contact Dr. Meghan Kahn, Associate Professor of Psychology.

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Meghan Kahn Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Co-Coordinator Psychology Program

Crestview Hall 011
Phone: (812) 941-2174

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