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Graduate Certificate in Creativity and Change Leadership

The Center for Applied Imagination credentials creativity through diverse programs that cultivate skills in creative thinking, innovative leadership practices, and problem-solving techniques. Our SUNY graduate certificate program in Creativity and Change Leadership provides students with the knowledge and skills that can put them in a better position to operate as change leaders. 

Total Required Credit Hours: 18 credits

15 required credits 
3 elective credits 

CRS 559: Principles In Creative Problem Solving
CRS 560: Foundations Of Creative Learning
CRS 610: Facilitation Of Group Problem Solving
CRS 620: Creativity Assessment: Methods And Resources
CRS 635: Creativity and Change Leadership

3 credit hours required 

CRS 625: Current Issues In Creative Studies    
CRS 670: Foundations In Teaching and Training Creativity

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale). Preference is given to those with GPAs of 3.0 or higher.
  2. A written statement of the applicant’s professional or educational goals and how a graduate certificate in creativity supports these goals. The recommended length for the letter of intent is two to three pages.
  3. Brief biographical sketch, one to two paragraphs, that provides a summary of the applicant’s accomplishments, areas of expertise, and experiences.
  4. Two academic/professional letters of reference.
  5. Five years of professional experience (distance learning program applicants only).
  6. Successful review by the Graduate Admissions Committee.

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in the Graduate Catalog.