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Advanced Graduate Certificate Program Requirements

The Advanced Graduate Certificate (AGC) is an 18-credit program that can be taken after completing a bachelor's, master's, or other advanced degree. It is a good option for someone who may not want to complete the full 36-credit master's degree, but would like to develop a solid background and skills in the higher education and student affairs field.

Current and upcoming course offerings are updated for every semester and can be found on the HEA Course Schedule webpage.

The AGC program has two components:

  1. Completion of the following four (4) core classes: HEA 501, 502, 503, and 504.
  2. Completion of two (2) HEA electives

Required Core Courses - 12 credits

HEA 501 - Foundations of Higher Education Administration
HEA 502 - Survey of College Student Development Theory
HEA 503 - Leadership in Higher Education
HEA 504 - Research and Assessment in Higher Education

Electives - 6 credits. Select two courses from the list below.

HEA 510 - Technology in Higher Education
HEA 520 - Advising and Counseling in Higher Education
HEA 521 - Diversity and Higher Education
HEA 522 - Crisis Management and Prevention in Higher Education
HEA 523 - Student Affairs Administration
HEA 524 - Enrollment Management
HEA 525 - The Contemporary Undergraduate
HEA 526 - Career Counseling and the Psychology of Work
HEA 527 - Community College Administration
HEA 528 - External Relations in Higher Education ( New Course Pending)
HEA 530 - Legal Issues in Higher Education
HEA 531 - Finance Issues in Higher Education
HEA 532 - Facilities Management in Higher Education
HEA 533 - Intercollegiate Athletics
HEA 534 - Philanthropy in American Higher Education
HEA 535 - International Higher Education
HEA 560 - Comparative University Systems