Higher Education Program

Higher Education Administration Certificate

The Higher Education program offers a 12-credit hour Certificate Program in Higher Education Administration

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Admission Requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree granted by an accredited institution, with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Current graduate students must be in good academic standing, with a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Official transcripts
  • A statement of purpose discussing the applicant's interest in the Certificate Program
  • A current resume
  • The applicant will be responsible for assembling these materials and submitting them to the College of Graduate Studies. Please use their electronic submission form, which can be found at: http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/

Certificate Program Courses:

Four courses will satisfy the 12-graduate-credit-hour requirement of the Certificate program. Course options are presented as choices from two large categories: 1) Institutional Administration that includes courses focusing on the administration, governance, and operation of institutions of higher education, and 2) Learning Environments that includes courses focusing on student growth and the creation of beneficial learning environments for all members of the academic community:


  • HED 6640 Governance and Administration
  • HED 6730 Legal Aspects of Higher Education
  • HED 6700 Finance of Higher Education
  • HED 6790 Managing College and University Personnel


  • HED 6530 Theories of Student Development
  • HED 6010 History of Higher Education
  • HED 6510 American College Student
  • HED 6770 Evaluation and Outcomes Assessment

For questions about the certificate program, please contact:

Dr. Debra Harmening, Coordinator
Department of School Psychology, Higher Education, and Counselor Education
Gillham Hall 1000D
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo OH 43606
(419) 530-4375

Last Updated: 2/22/18