Higher Education Leadership Certificate

The Higher Education Leadership Certificate Program is a nine - credit graduate certificate offered to support mid-level professionals working in higher education who already have a master's degree and seek additional growth and learning, but who are not interested in pursuing a full doctorate at this time.

This post-master's online certificate is primarily intended for participants in the Student Affairs Leadership Academy.  Please visit our site for more information.


Admission to the Higher Education Leadership Certificate requires:

  1. An earned master's degree from an accredited institution.
  2. An overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or an overall graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. At least three years of full-time experience working in higher education.


SAA 810Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Leadership in Education3
SAA 825Higher Education Finance and Budgeting3
SAA 875Organizational Communication3
Total Credits9

For more information on the program, visit the Department of Student Affairs Administration.