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Higher Education Administration Certificate

The Certificate of Higher Education Administration program assists current and future professionals who seek administrative opportunities in the exciting and rewarding field of higher education.

Earn Your Higher Education Administration Certificate

Realizing that there are many areas of professional service, the program has been designed to provide a strong grounding in general, administrative theory and practice.

Through class interaction and study, students seeking a Certificate of Higher Education Administration are provided opportunities to enhance their understanding of higher education and the administrative challenges and intricacies therein.

Course work for our certificate in higher education administration includes:

  • Basic Understandings in Higher Education Administration
  • Law and Higher Education
  • Finance in Higher Education
  • Student Development Theories/Ethics and Inquiry
  • The Community College

The MC Experience

Mississippi College understands that working adults are often juggling multiple responsibilities that include children, school activities, other extracurricular activities and more.

Students seeking higher education programs in Mississippi can earn this certificate in less than 18 months by successfully completing these 15 hours of course work. Courses are available online in the fall, spring and summer terms.

Turn your aspiration into a real-world career in higher education

Mississippi College partners with students pursuing higher education degree careers by using our comprehensive career guidance resources to help you make a more seamless transition from your learning experience to any number of higher education degree jobs.

What is a career in higher education?

Postsecondary education administrators can serve a vital umbrella role, overseeing and managing areas such as student services, academics, and faculty research at colleges and universities. The functions of this role are unique to each department, i.e., admissions, office of the registrar or student affairs.

Career options

For those pursuing a higher education degree path, a wide range of administrative opportunities are available in a variety of educational settings, including positions such as academic dean, admissions counselor and many others.

Higher education degree career outlook

The current higher education degree job outlook includes a 15 percent growth rate between 2012 and 2022, and an average higher education administration salary of $86,490.