Oakland University

School of Education and Human Services

Post-Master's Graduate Certificates in Higher Education


520 O'Dowd Hall

520 O'Dowd Hall

Rochester, MI 48309

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Post-Master's Graduate Certificate in Higher Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Post-Master’s Graduate Certificate in Higher Education is designed for individuals who would like to begin or advance in a career in higher education. The certificate is designed for practicing or aspiring university or college administrators who may already possess a doctoral degree, or who do not wish to pursue a doctoral degree at the present time, but wish to update and advance their professional knowledge and skills. It also serves mid-career professionals in other related work who wish to explore a career change. Through relevant coursework and administrative projects, students will gain a broad understanding of higher education practices, systems, policies and issues. They will also advance their skills and dispositions for successful leadership and management in higher education settings. Students accepted into the Ph.D. in educational leadership degree program may use certificate coursework toward the required cognate.


Oakland University is accredited as a doctoral degree-granting institution by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

International applicants requiring an I-20 for a visa must also submit additional documents, including an International Student Supplemental Application, financial documents, transcript evaluations, and proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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