HESA Certificates

The Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs offers three graduate certificates. These certificates target professionals working in the field of higher education who want to refresh or expand their knowledge and skills. These credits may transfer into the CSP M.A. or HIED Ph.D. programs. These certificates are open to individuals beyond the field of higher education, but a master's degree is preferred for admission.  

 

Administration of Higher Education

Requirements:  

  • Minimum of 12 hours required for a Graduate Certificate in Administration of Higher Education
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • CSP 6600 Assessment in Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • HIED 7110 Governance and Organization of Higher Education
  • HIED 7120 Administration of Higher Education
  • HIED 7210 Law in Higher Education 

 

Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education

Requirements:  

  • Minimum of 12 hours required for a Graduate Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

Required Courses (12 credits)

Students are required to take a minimum 12 credit hours (4 courses) from the following list of elective courses:

  • CSP 6035 Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs
  • CSP 6800 Social Justice Education and Training
  • CSP 6600 Assessment in Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • EDFI 7010 Comparative Higher Education
  • EDLS 7310 Diversity and Cultural Leadership
  • HIED 7105 Foundations of Higher Education
  • HIED 7800 International Study Tours
  • HIED 7035 Equity and Justice in U.S. Higher Education

 

Research and Assessment in Higher Education

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 12 hours required for a Graduate Certificate in Research and Assessment in Higher Education
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

Required Courses (6 credits):

  • CSP 6600 Assessment in Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • HIED 7520 Applied Inquiry in Higher Education Administration

Elective Courses:

Students are required to fill the remaining 6 credit hours (2 courses) from the following list of elective courses:

  • EDFI 6410 Statistics in Education
  • EDFI 6420 Research in Education
  • EDFI 7510 Advanced Quantitative Methods I
  • EDFI 7520 Advanced Quantitative Methods II
  • EDFI 7560 Mixed Methods Research
  • HIED 7510 Qualitative Methods I
  • HIED 7530 Qualitative Methods II