Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration

Program Format
Entry Terms
Fall: September 6, 2019, and October 28, 2019
Winter: Jan. 6, 2020, and February 18, 2020
Credits Required for Graduation
16 Credit Hours


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.

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
  • 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.

Please Note:

Washington state residents: These programs are not intended to lead to educator certification. Educators are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

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Considering a Master's Degree?

Certificate students can apply all of these courses directly to Northeastern University’s Master of Education (MEd), Higher Education Administration Concentration program, which gives students the opportunity to build a professional base of knowledge, to graduate with the competencies and skills necessary to advance in their careers, and to contribute to the educational needs of the 21st century.