The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration provides participants with an understanding of managerial, operational, and strategic concepts that lead to effective administration.
Duration of Program
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The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration 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. 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.
Program suited for individuals seeking mid- to senior-level administrative roles and individuals interested in transitioning into academia
Credits can be applied toward the Master of Education, Higher Education Administration Concentration
The effective administration of higher education institutions has never been so critical than at this time. Consider:
European and Asian universities are ascending in quality; increasing as market forces
The electronic delivery of education is escalating, creating new pedagogy and delivery models
To meet these challenges, as well as changing demographics, financial concerns, and legal and policy requirements, administrators and leaders in higher education need to be increasingly sophisticated and knowledgeable.
"This program allowed me the opportunity to complete my program while maintaining my full-time job. "
Lisa P., Program Graduate
"As a Northeastern alum, completing my MEd through the College of Professional Studies was the perfect way to get a great education."
A graduate degree or certificate from Northeastern—a top-40 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.
Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the university's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
Professional resumé: Current resumé that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language
Domestic application complete (First half start: January 19, 2021)
January 1, 2021
Domestic application complete (Second half start: February 22, 2021)
February 12, 2021
Recommended Admissions Deadline:
Domestic application complete (First half start: April 12, 2021)
April 2, 2021
Domestic application complete (Second half start: May 24, 2021)
May 14, 2021
Recommended Admissions Deadline:
Domestic application complete (Start date: July 12, 2021)
July 2, 2021
Recommended Admissions Deadline
Domestic application complete (first half start: September 20, 2021)
September 7, 2021
Domestic application complete (second half start: November 1, 2021)
October 18, 2021
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration Core Requirements
Required Core Courses
EDU 6202 - Faculty, Curriculum, and Academic Community
EDU 6205 - The Demographics of the New College Student
EDU 6219 - Higher Education Law and Policy
Complete one of the following:
EDU 6217 - The History of Colleges and Universities
EDU 6218 - Money Matters: Financial Management in Higher Education
EDU 6224 - Strategic Leadership in Enrollment Management
EDU 6234 - Program Evaluation, Assessment, and Accreditation in Higher Education
Please note: This curriculum is for marketing purposes only and is subject to change. Official curriculum can be found within the course catalog.
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