The certificate is designed for individuals who are planning or enhancing a career in a broad range of administrative positions in higher education institutions. The certificate will provide core knowledge for administrative processes in the context of higher education institutions.
This certificate program qualifies for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Applicants to all graduate programs at George Mason University must meet the admission standards and application requirements for graduate study as specified in Graduate Admissions. For information specific to the graduate certificate in higher education administration, see Application Requirements and Deadlines.
Total credits: 18
This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.
For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.
|Choose 9 credits from the following:||9|
|Student Development Theory|
|Assessment and Program Evaluation in Higher Education|
|History of Higher Education|
|Organization and Administration in Higher Education|
|Choose 9 credits of electives from the following:||9|
|The Community College|
|Cultural Pluralism in Higher Education|
|Research Methods in Higher Education|
|Finance and Fiscal Management in Higher Education|
|Introduction to Helping Skills|
|Organization and Administration of Student Affairs|
|The Contemporary College Student|
Other HE courses, when relevant, with approval of director or advisor