Certificate in Higher Education Administration

Admission to the Certificate in Higher Education Administration

In addition to admission requirements of the college of Graduate Studies, admission to the certificate program requires the following: 

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university

  • A well-written statement of purpose describing your background and goals as well as the importance of this certificate program in achieving those goals

  • A current resume or curriculum vitae

The certificate program has selective admissions and may admit a limited number of students. Thus, meeting all formal criteria does not guarantee admission.

What to Submit with Your Application

  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education

  • Statement of purpose

  • Resume or curriculum vitae

Requirements for the Certificate in Higher EDUCATION Administration

For the Certificate, students must complete the following program requirements: 

  • A minimum of 12 semester hours of approved graduate course work

  • A specialization in higher education institutional administration that includes two of HED 6640, 6700, 6730 6790

  • A specialization in higher education learning environments that includes 6 two of HED 6010, 6510, 6530, 6770

Courses may be included as part of a master's degree program as approved by the student's faculty advisor. 

All coursework and requirements of the certificate must be taken within a four-year period immediately preceding the date the degree is awarded. 

Guide for Developing a Plan of Study

Below is a guide for developing a Plan of Study for the Certificate in Higher Education Administration. Students should work with their faculty advisor to identify specific courses to fulfill program requirements. 

Institutional Administration
Select two of the following:6
Governance And Administration In Higher Education
Legal Aspects Of Higher Education
Finance Of Higher Education
Managing College And University Personnel
Learning Environments
Select two of the following:6
Theories Of Student Development
History Of Higher Education
The American College Student
Evaluation And Outcomes Assessment In Higher Education
Total Hours12