Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Brochure

Graduate Certificate in Higher
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.
Admission Requirements
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
A qualified student, who wishes to enter UNLV to obtain
the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education without being
enrolled in a degree program, may apply for graduate admission to the Graduate College via the ApplyYourself (AY)
Doctoral and masters level students who are admitted to
and pursuing other disciplines are eligible for the certificate
program in higher education.
Admission Process
Both Degree and Non-Degree Seeking applicants:
1. Apply for graduate admission to the Graduate College via
the ApplyYourself (AY) system;
2. Select “degree—seeking” option—the menu of programs
will then be provided;
3. Select “Certificate in Higher Education”;
4. Complete application;
5. Upload a one-page statement regarding your interest in
the certificate and how it meets your professional goals;
6. Upload a current resume or vitae;
7. Submit all materials via the AY system.
Additional Information or Questions Contact:
Dr. Doris L. Watson
Graduate Coordinator
[email protected]
Degree Requirements
The nature of the certificate allows students to tailor their
course work based on their professional goals.
Certificate Requirements (15 credit hours)
Core - Students select 12 hours from the following:
EDH 607 Leadership Development Seminar (3)
EDH 609 Leading Diverse Organizations (3)
EDH 627 Student Learning & Development (3)
EDH 703 History of American Higher Education (3)
EDH 710 Finance and Budgeting in H.E. (3)
EDH 715 Theory of Educational Organizations (3)
EDH 733 The Professorate (3)
EDH 738 Public Policy in Higher and Postsecondary
Education (3)
EDH 742 Academic Governance in H.E. (3)
EDH 780 Teaching in Higher Education (3)
Electives – Students select a minimum of 3 hours
from the following:
EDH 603 The Role of Intercollegiate Athletics in Higher
Education (3)
EDH 705 Higher Education Law (3)
EDH 708 The Community College (3)
EDH 750 Special Topics (3)
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.
Financial Aid
For Information on grants, loans, and work-study opportunities contact Student Financial Services at (702) 895-3424
or toll-free 1-800-334-UNLV, or the office located on the
second floor of the Reynolds Student Services Complex.
Fellowships, scholarships, and graduate assistantships are
available through the Graduate College. Contact the Graduate College regarding requirements and deadlines for
these awards. For more information, visit our website at:
h t t p : / / e d u c a t i o n .u n l v.e d u / e p h e / g ra d u a t e /
Admission Deadline
August 1st for Fall Admission
December 1st for Spring Admission
Revised 3/17/15