The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration provides participants with an understanding of managerial, operational, and strategic concepts that lead to effective administration.
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The Higher Education Administration Certificate 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, certificate, or bootcamp from Northeastern—a top-50 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 resume: Current resume 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
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration Core Requirements
EDU 6201 - The Landscape of Higher Education
EDU 6202 - Faculty, Curriculum, and Academic Community
EDU 6203 - Education Law, Policy, and Finance
Complete one of the following:
EDU 6520 - Learning and the Brain: Translating Research into Practice
EDU 6319 - How People Learn
EDU 6332 - Open Learning
EDU 6330 - Digital Media Literacy
EDU 6558 - Issues in Education
1.00 - 4.00
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