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Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership

The Higher Education Leadership from Wichita State University prepares students for higher education roles as administrators, policymakers and student affairs professionals—and provides coursework for students currently in the field.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration:  
Starting in: January 2020, August 2020
Tuition & Fees per academic year: $ 15,400
Location: Wichita Campus (Wichita, United States)

The 15-credit-hour graduate certificate program in Higher Education Leadership is designed to prepare current and prospective college or university staff members for entry to mid-level positions as administrators in two- and four-year colleges and universities; policy makers and student affairs professionals in higher education; and to provide selected coursework/degrees for individuals currently in the field.

The program

Graduates of the Higher Education Leadership from Wichita State University are prepared to function effectively in a variety of leadership positions at two- and four-year institutions of higher education. In addition, this program enables working professionals in higher education to increase their skills, knowledge and abilities to compete for professional positions of increasing responsibility and scope.

This graduate certificate can be earned in conjunction with an existing master’s degree program or taken for postbachelor’s or postmaster’s degree credit. Students who complete the postbachelor’s graduate certificate are eligible to apply for a higher education or counseling master’s degree program in CLES. Students who complete the postmaster’s graduate certificate are eligible to apply for the EdD in Educational Leadership.

This certificate program is not eligible for Title IV (federal financial aid) funding unless the certificate is awarded as part of a degree program. Certificate programs which are not eligible for Title IV aid are not gainful employment programs.

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Courses include:

  • Foundations of Higher Education
  • Finance and Human Resources in Colleges and Universities
  • College Student Development and the Campus Environment
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Higher Education
  • Practicum in Higher Education
  • Principles of Measurement and Program Evaluation
  • Management In Sport

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