Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration

The certificate is designed for individuals who are planning or enhancing a career in a broad range of administrative positions in higher education institutions. The certificate will provide core knowledge for administrative processes in the context of higher education institutions.

This certificate program qualifies for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. For more information about program graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our disclosure information page.

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 18

This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.

For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Core Courses

HE 621 Higher Education in the United States 3
HE 722 Organization and Administration in Higher Education 3
HE 646 Student Development Theory 3
Total Credits 9

Additional Course

Special topics courses, when relevant, may be used to fulfill this requirement with the prior written approval of the director.

Select 3 credits from the following: 3
Higher Education in the Digital Age  
Diversity in Higher Education  
Total Credits 3


Select 6 credits of electives 1 6
Total Credits 6

Electives must be chosen in consultation with the HEP Director and are selected from any HE course.

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