Higher Education Administration, Graduate Certificate

The effective administration of higher education institutions has never been as critical as at this time. Consider:

  • The president of the United States of America and the secretary of education are calling for access to higher education for all
  • European and Asian universities are ascending in quality, increasing as market forces
  • The electronic delivery of education is escalating, creating new pedagogy and delivery models

To meet these challenges, as well as changing demographics, financial concerns, and legal and policy requirements, administrators and leaders in higher education need to be increasingly sophisticated and knowledgeable.

The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration is designed to provide participants with an overall understanding of managerial concepts as well as the operational and strategic concepts that lead to effective administration. This program is best suited for individuals seeking mid- to senior-level administrative roles and individuals interested in transitioning from industry and other organizations into academia.

The certificate is comprised of 16 quarter hours, which may be applied toward the Master of Education in Higher Education Administration.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Core Courses

EDU 6201The Landscape of Higher Education4
EDU 6202Faculty, Curriculum, and Academic Community4
EDU 6203Education Law, Policy, and Finance4


Complete one of the following:4
Learning and the Brain: Translating Research into Practice
How People Learn
Open Learning
Digital Media Literacy
Issues in Education

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

16 total quarter hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required