The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration (HEA)

The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration (HEA) is a 15-hour post-Master’s professional certificate for qualified candidates who wish to pursue credentials in higher education administration.

Program Description

The certificate program is designed to further develop experienced leaders in the areas of HEA leadership, foundations, organizational management, human resources management, legal and ethical issues, financial management, and other areas of critical need for the twenty-first century higher education administrator. The certificate program is designed to develop higher education professionals prepared to actively engage within institutional contexts of constant challenge and innovation. Professionals who complete this certificate will be better prepared to lead change and develop higher education organizations to effectively succeed in a local, national, and international educational contexts.

Program of Study: 15 hours

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration (FULLY ONLINE)

HEA 8100 - Foundations of Higher Education
HEA 8200 - Organizational Management in Higher Education
HEA 8400 – Human Resources Management in Higher Education
HEA 8500 - Legal Issues and Ethics for Higher Education Administrators
HEA 8600 – Financial Management in Higher Education

Admission Requirements

Expected qualifications for applicants to be considered for admission will include:

  • Online Graduate Application
  • Completion of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college/university
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University the applicant has attended. Materials must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to ksugrad@kennesaw.edu.
  • Resume or CV - (Can be uploaded into the online application system)

Note:
The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration does not lead to leadership certification for P-12 education. It is designed for professionals who wish to have specialized post-Master’s credentials in higher education administration.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Chinasa Elue at celue@kennesaw.edu or the Department of Educational Leadership at (770) 423-6888 or email edldepartment@kennesaw.ed.

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