The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education targets full or part-time graduate students who may not have studied higher education through any formal degree program but wish to develop a deeper understanding of higher education. In particular doctoral students enrolled in other disciplines who plan to enter the academy as tenure track faculty members, as well as current administrative professionals who already possess an undergraduate degree and have 2-3 years full-time experience in higher education, may also benefit from this experience. Hours earned for the certificate may be applied to a degree program in higher education at the masters or doctoral levels. Hours earned in the masters or doctorate programs in higher education may NOT be used toward the certificate. Certificate Requirements are 15 credit hours.
You may also download the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Brochure available in PDF format.
Both non-degree and degree seeking students post baccalaureate are eligible to enroll for the certificate. In addition, current administrative professionals may enroll. All minimum Graduate College requirements MUST be met.
Both Degree and Non-Degree Seeking applicants:
Deadline for admissions is August 1st for Fall; December 1st for Spring.
Core - Students select 12 hours from the following:
Electives - Students select a minimum of 3 hours from the following:
Enrollment may be limited based on class size. Students must earn a B or better in all courses. Certificates will be awarded upon the student's successful completion of the certificate requirements.
A complete listing of the program requirements is available in the UNLV Graduate Catalog.
Additional Information or Questions Contact:
Dr. Doris L. Watson
Room: CEB 319