Are you a college graduate seeking an advanced certificate you can tailor to your own personal or professional needs?

Our graduate certificate in organizational leadership delivers a unique mix of substance and flexibility to help you attain your goals. And it places you within easy reach of a master’s degree, to help you advance at a time when synergies among varied skillsets is in high demand.

Certificate Requirements

All of the requirements for the graduate certificate are also requirements for the master’s degree. Students who choose to continue would need to complete an additional M.I.S. seminar, 9 additional elective credit hours, and 6 credit hours of work on a thesis project. In total, completing the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies would require an additional 18 credit hours.

Required Courses

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

Certificate Requirements
15 credit hours

  • PSY-P 505 / PSY-B 319 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • IDIS-D 511 / ENG-W 331 - Business and Administrative Writing, OR
  • IDIS-D 511 - Grant Writing
  • IDIS-D 511 / SPCH-S 440 - Organizational Communication
  • IDIS-D 512 / BUS-W 320 - Leadership Ethics
  • One elective*

Students will choose from a variety of courses that allow them to give their degrees a particular vocational focus. For example, students who would like to know more about Human Resources Management can take either IDIS-D 512 / BUS-Z 441 (Wage and Salary Administration) or IDIS-D 512 / BUS-Z 445 (Human Resource Selection). Although IDIS-D 512 / BUS-Z 440 (Personnel-Human Resource Management) is a prerequisite for these courses, faculty have agreed that PSY-P 505 / PSY-B 319 (required for the concentration) can serve as an equivalent course.


Advising in the M.I.S. graduate certificate program takes place both during the admissions process, when the director schedules an initial conversation with the applicant upon receipt of the complete application, and continuously over the course of the program, as individual degree pathways evolve.

For more information, contact Dr. Sara Walsh, director of the M.I.S. program.

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Sara M. Walsh Ph.D.

Director, Master of Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Associate Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Crestview Hall 123
Phone: (812) 941-2296

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