Higher Education Administration (Graduate Certificate)

Higher Education Administration (Graduate Certificate)

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You'll be prepared to lead and serve two-year and four-year colleges and universities. You'll explore knowledge and skills within student life, academic affairs, athletics, and administrative divisions. And, you'll grow as a leader.

This 15-credit graduate certificate quickly gives you leadership skills. It is ideal for people with advanced degrees who lack leadership training.

You'll enjoy an engaging and interactive learning experience that accommodates working professionals and attend classes online when it is convenient for you.

Program Highlights

  • Take courses 100 percent online, at your convenience
  • Enjoy 10- and 16-week course delivery
  • No GRE admission requirement
  • Structured to actively connect and engage with your professors and colleagues
  • Complete your program in less than one year
  • Gain employment and a lifetime of career advancement

Program Distinctions

Student Organizations

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall January 15 (priority), March 15 (rolling) January 15 (priority), March 15 (rolling) January 15 (priority), March 15 (rolling)
Spring December 1 (rolling) December 1 (rolling) December 1 (rolling)

Gainful Employment

Certain undergraduate and graduate certificates at St. Cloud State prepare students for employment in specific fields and do not result in a degree. Federal law requires publication of data associated with those programs of study, including approximate program costs, program length and employment statistics. The Minnesota State Chancellor's office has provided this report containing the aforementioned information for all required programs.

Applicants to this program must complete and attach the Gainful Employment acknowledgement form (PDF) as a part of their application for admission.

Higher Education Administration (Graduate Certificate)

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends

Graduate Director

Dr. Steven McCullar

Popular Careers

  • Administration
  • Admissions
  • Advising
  • Athletics
  • Career services
  • Residential life
  • Records and registration
  • Multicultural resource centers
  • Student life and development
  • Teaching

University Facts & Stats

  • Top 3 percent of the most affordable universities in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" ranking
  • The state-of-the-art James W. Miller Learning Resources Center library staff assist students with coursework and research. 
  • Recognized for excellence in integrating international education with a 2013 Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization.

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