Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership


333 South Street, Suite 400

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership and Management (HELM) is a 15-credit academic program focused on the study of leadership, management and organization in higher education with a focus on the intersection of theory and practice. The HELM Graduate Certificate is aimed at the many current and future leaders in higher education who would benefit from leadership training, but who do not need an advanced degree.

This program is ideal for those who already have a terminal degree, or do not need another degree. In addition, the credits earned in this program can be applied towards a master’s or doctoral degree in our Higher Education program if you decide later that you would like to pursue a degree.


  • RESIDENTS OF ALABAMA, ARKANSAS AND OREGON: The University of Massachusetts Amherst is presently not accepting applications or registrations for online courses, degrees or certificate programs from residents of Alabama, Arkansas and Oregon.


The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must have the appropriate Bachelor's Degree.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 15

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Availability of financial aid varies depending on course status and matriculation. Check with your advisor to determine your eligibility and application procedures.

Locale: Large City

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