Certificate Programs

The Master of Arts in Postsecondary Education Administration (PSE) supports four certificate programs designed to equip higher education and student affairs professionals with transferable skills applicable for varying functional areas and institutional types. Certificate programs in College Advising, Higher Education Assessment, Higher Education Management, and Student Affairs are ideal for individuals working in the profession as well as those who desire to enter the profession.

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College Advising

The Certificate in College Advising equips individuals with counseling-based advising skills and an organizational understanding for postsecondary education. Although the certificate program is open to individuals who meet the admissions criteria, ideal candidates are those who work or desire to work in the counseling or postsecondary education administration field, workforce development, or career centers.

Higher Education Assessment

The Certificate in Higher Education Assessment is designed to meet the need for professionals across postsecondary education institution types who are skilled in planning and carrying out assessment practices. The curriculum is focused on the development of skills that are immediately applicable at departmental, division, and institution-wide levels.

Higher Education Management

The Certificate in Higher Education Management equips individuals with administrative skill sets and an awareness for organizational constructs applicable to varying postsecondary institutional types. Topics related to assessment, accreditation, budgeting, finance, jurisprudence, organizational systems, and strategic planning are explored through the curriculum. Although the certificate program is open to individuals who meet the admissions criteria, ideal candidates are those who work or desire to work in the postsecondary education administration field.

Student Affairs

The Certificate in Student Affairs equips individuals with an organizational and theoretical overview applicable to varying institutional types. Topics related to program and service development, student development theory, international student support, and contemporary issues are explored through the curriculum. Although the certificate program is open to individuals who meet the admissions criteria, ideal candidates are those who work or desire to work in the postsecondary education administration field.