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
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Meets F1 Visa Requirements
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 in Higher Education Administration
Online, interactive program allows for flexibility for working professionals
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 CPS studies was the perfect way to get a great education while staying true to my Husky roots."
A graduate degree or certificate 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 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
*International deadlines are only applicable if the program is F1 compliant.
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