May 23, 2024  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
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Higher Education Administration Online Certificate Program

The Higher Education Administration (HEA) online certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to further understand the purpose, structure, governance, and operation of various areas of leadership in American higher education. Graduates of this fully online program will be introduced to leadership roles across the higher education spectrum. Positioned to analyze real-life problems encountered in their workplace, graduates will network with colleagues locally and world-wide in technology rich environments.

The courses in the HEA online certificate program will counts towards a MEd in HEA.

Admission requirements

  • Completed online application is required with application fee
  • A resumé must be included which demonstrates the applicant’s potential for leadership and academic achievement as evidenced by activities during his or her professional career or undergraduate studies
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from an academic or a professional)
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 is required based upon four years of course work or 3.0 based upon work completed during the junior and senior years
  • A personal statement is required on how completion of this program will improve the student’s ability to excel in the higher education environment
  • International students must provide proof of English proficiency, which can be met by submitting official scores from an approved proficiency exam (or submit documentation they received an undergraduate or master’s degree from a college in which English was the only language of instruction)

Program of Study

Electives (3 credits)

Complete one:

Total minimum credits: 15