Graduate Certificate in Administration in Higher Education





The Administration in Higher Education certificate is designed for those interested in transitioning or advancing their career in higher education administration. The candidate must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Candidates study research-based best practices and will develop the knowledge and skills to pursue a role in leadership, management, or administration. A 120-hour field experience is included in this certificate.


Courses are available fully-online online.


Outcomes Assessment

Multiple assessments are used to determine candidate growth toward achievement of the knowledge and skills described in the Graduate Certificate and the university-wide graduation competencies. Performance-based assessments are used to evaluate projects, assignments, and research papers. Goals, learning outcomes and activities, external assignments, and assessment strategies are linked directly to program and graduation competencies as stated on each course syllabus.

Program Design

Candidates are expected to satisfactorily complete all requirements associated with the Graduate Certificate. The certificate includes 15-credits of content-specific courses related to content knowledge and skills in an interdisciplinary, applied approach. 

Course Requirements

Content Specific Courses (15 credits)

MED 6102 E-Folio

MHE 7200 Introduction to Administration in Higher Education

MHE 7201 Law and Policy in Higher Education

MHR 7800 Seminar in Human Resource Management

MHE 7202 Data Driven Strategic Planning

MHE 7500 Field Experience

Students interested in the Administration in Higher Education Certificate will start classes in the fall.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2024-2025 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2023 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.