Institutions of higher education around the world are facing considerable pressures that range from changing demographics to financial strain amid disruptions unimaginable 20 years ago. Administrators must develop foundational skills to create conditions that allow their students and institutions to thrive in a constantly changing world. The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration is designed to prepare practitioners for the unique and difficult challenges facing the next generation of higher education professionals. This program allows students the flexibility to build upon their skills in a customized manner with a focus on practical skills and course designs firmly grounded in experiential learning.
The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration program seeks to prepare students with the knowledge to understand the structure, governance, and operation of various higher education organizations. Within the context of classes, students have an opportunity to develop solutions to real-world problems.
- The ability to complete the program 100 percent while accessing and contributing to an extensive professional network—critical in the world of higher education.
- Northeastern faculty who are currently meaningfully engaged in the field, bringing their practical expertise to our students.
- The integration of experiential projects within several courses allowing students to develop practical skills.
- Credits can be applied toward the Master of Education, Higher Education Administration program.
Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.
Required Core Courses
|EDU 6202||Faculty, Curriculum, and Academic Community||4|
|EDU 6205||The Demographics of the New College Student||4|
|EDU 6219||Higher Education Law and Policy||4|
|Complete one of the following:||4|
|The History of Colleges and Universities|
|Money Matters: Financial Management in Higher Education|
|Strategic Leadership in Enrollment Management|
|Program Evaluation, Assessment, and Accreditation in Higher Education|
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
16 total quarter hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required