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.
Plan Admission Requirements
Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.
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) system. All minimum Graduate College requirements MUST be met. Once accepted to UNLV, students must also complete and submit the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education application.
Doctoral and masters level students who are admitted to and pursuing other disciplines are eligible for the certificate program in higher education. Students must complete and submit the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education application.
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.
Application may be submitted at any time during an academic term. Accepted students can begin taking classes the follow term of acceptance
All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.
Students are accepted into a degree program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.
Plan Certificate Completion Requirements
The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation in MyUNLV by the appropriate deadline.