Higher Education Leadership & Administration Online Graduate Certificate

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Lead with passion. Lead with people.

Be a force for positive change with the Higher Education Leadership & Administration Online Graduate Certificate.

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Take your career in higher education to the next level with the Higher Education Leadership & Administration Online Graduate Certificate at UMass Amherst. Designed for current and future higher education leaders seeking additional training.

Focused on developing the administrative and people skills needed to excel in a higher education leadership role, the five-course Higher Education Leadership & Administration Online Graduate Certificate is a mix of theory and practice. You’ll learn to become a better listener, recognize opportunities, and make a meaningful impact, whether as an administrator, faculty member, researcher, policy analyst, or student affairs professional.

Optional New Community College Track

Interested in community colleges?  As they serve a growing percentage of the nation’s higher education students, it’s crucial to understand how they work, what their students need, and the challenges they face. Two of the five courses in this track can be tailored toward community college leaders and educators.

QUALITY CURRICULUM

Our online programs keep pace with trends in higher education. Through a mix of theory and practice, you create case studies that can impact your current work.

IN-DEMAND

As college degrees become essential to achieving career goals, demand for higher education leaders is projected to grow 10% through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/postsecondary-education-administrators.htm (viewed November 14, 2018). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

FLEXIBLE & EFFICIENT

Designed to complete in one year. Take two courses in the fall, two in the spring, and wrap up in the summer. Or, move at your own pace, spreading courses out over additional semesters.