General Catalog

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration

12 Semester Credits / 1-2 Semesters / 4-8 Months

Delivery Mode: Online

This graduate certificate program in Higher Education Administration is designed for individuals who are planning or are 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze different organizational, communication, and management styles in higher education.
  2. Critically analyze the historical and current mission and organization of community colleges.
  3. Analyze strategic planning involved in the selection, recruitment and selection process in institutions of higher learning.
  4. Design training, development, and performance appraisals to increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

Completion Requirements

The certificate requires successful completion of a total of 12 semester credits. Students need to receive a grade of B or better in each course to receive the certificate. Students receiving a grade below a B would have to retake the course before credit would be given.

Curriculum Requirements

Core Requirements

MAE591Higher Education Administration and Leadership (HED)


MAE592The Community College (HED)


MAE594Student Services (HED)


MAE596Human Resources Management in Higher Education (HED)