Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration

The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration is designed to address the need for enhanced understanding of the higher education institutional context and for improved skills in areas required for effective administration in higher education. The graduate certificate program provides students with an overview of higher education administration and governance, and technical knowledge about various aspects of administration (e.g., finance, law, policy).


Required Courses
Six semester hours/two 3-credit courses
ED_LPA 9450Administration and Governance of Higher Education3
ED_LPA 9451Higher Education Finance3
Elective Courses
Six semester hours/two 3-credit courses, select two of the following (or a course approved by your advisor):6
ED_LPA 7452Overview of Higher Education3
ED_LPA 9440Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Higher Education3
ED_LPA 9445College Student Development3
ED_LPA 9446Student Affairs Administration3
ED_LPA 9447College Student Culture and Environment3
ED_LPA 9449History of Higher Education in the United States3
ED_LPA 9454Introduction to Post-Secondary Law3
ED_LPA 9455The Community College3
ED_LPA 9457Higher Education Policy3
ED_LPA 9467International Higher Education3
ED_LPA 9485Assessment in Higher Education 3

Contact Information

For more information about this graduate certificate, contact the ELPA Department by phone at 573-882-8221 or by e-mail at
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
303 Townsend Hall