Higher Education & Student Affairs (Graduate Certificate)

Requirements and Details


Complete admission and program requirements are found in the University Catalog.

The Higher Education Administration graduate certificate program begins a new cohort each Fall semester.  

Priority Deadlines

The priority deadline for applications is Jan. 15 with an additional deadline of March 15. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Applications will be reviewed upon completion of all application materials. Students applying for graduate assistantships and international students are strongly encouraged to apply by the Jan. 15 deadline. Applications received after March 15 will be considered on a space-available basis. 


When applying for a graduate certificate program, the School of Graduate Studies serves as a liaison between the applicant and the graduate certificate program. Application materials are completed online and processed by the School of Graduate Studies.

Once all application materials are received, Graduate Studies will forward materials to the graduate certificate program for review and an interview will be scheduled. Thereafter, an admission recommendation will be forwarded to Graduate Studies for a final decision and notification to the applicant.

Application Instructions

For all students:

For international students:

Program Admission Requirements

For admission consideration, applicants must meet minimum Graduate Studies admission requirements plus additional program requirements listed below: 

  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. The degree does not need to be in the Higher Education Administration field.

Non-Degree Student

If you would like to take courses without pursuing a degree you can register as a Non-Degree Seeking Student. You should contact Dr. Steven McCullar at slmccullar@stcloudstate.edu, for assistance with beginning your coursework.



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