Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration

Program Format
Application Deadlines
Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter
Credits Required for Graduation
16 Quarter Hours


Institutions of higher education around the world are facing considerable pressures that range from changing demographics to financial strain. The Higher Education Administration Certificate 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 in these institutions. 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 credit hours, which can be applied toward the Master of Education program’s Higher Education Administration concentration.

Program Objectives

  • Prepare to work and advance effectively by learning the complex organizational structure and historical context of higher education and the changing role of the faculty
  • Learn about the accelerating influence of public policy upon this sector
  • Gain overarching familiarity of higher education administrative functions and operations both nationally and globally

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