Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Certificate in Higher Education and Student Affairs (Online)

This online certificate is designed primarily for full-time employees currently working in student affairs, without a student affairs degree, who are interested in learning more about the field, application of theory to practice, and the current issues and trends facing our profession. This 12 credit hour program consists of four online courses.

The certificate can be combined with the online Adult Education master's degree offered through Indiana University. Students interested in completing the Adult education master's degree online can complete the HESA Certificate as part of that program. Completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission to the master's program.

Certificate Requirements (12 cr.)

Major Requirements

Core Requirements (9 cr.)

  • C565 Introduction to College and University Administration (3 cr.)
  • U544 Introduction to Student Affairs Work in Higher Education (3 cr.)
  • U556 Applying Student Development Theory to Practice (3 cr.)

Elective Requirements (3 cr.)

Select one of the following courses:

  • D505 Adult Learning through the Lifespan (3 cr.)
  • D506 Adult Education Planning and Development (3 cr.)
  • U550 Topical Seminar in College Student Personnel (3 cr.)
  • U590 Independent Study or Research in College Student Personnel (3 cr.)

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