This 15-hour graduate certificate program is designed to prepare current and prospective college or university staff members for entry-mid level positions as administrators in two- and four-year colleges and universities, policy makers, and student affairs professionals in higher education to provide selected course work/degrees for individuals currently in the field. This program will enable working professionals in higher education to increase their skills, knowledge, and abilities to compete for professional positions of increasing responsibility and scope.
Possible positions: program directors, registrars, budget/finance officers, institutional researchers, academic advisors, in settings such as student support services, financial aid, housing, admissions, career services, student activities and athletics, and international programs.
This graduate certificate can be earned in conjunction with an existing Masters degree program or taken for post-Masters degree credit.
Gainful Employment: The Graduate Certificate in Higher Educational Leadership has been reviewed and is NOT a gainful employment program per US Department of Education rules and regulations.
The Higher Education Leadership certificate consists of 15 graduate hours. Student choose 15 hours of the following courses:
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When applying for admission to the Higher Education Leadership certificate you must submit to the Graduate School:
You must also submit the following items to the Department:
If you are a current Graduate Student either admitted to a degree program or non-degree category A status, please fill out the Declaration of Intent to pursue a certificate.
You can view the progress of your admission status by visiting wichita.edu/onestop and click on Track My Progress. For information on how you will be notified of your admission decision, please click here.