Feb 28, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education

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Plan Description

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 a master’s degree and have evidence of a minimum of two years administrative or teaching experience (or equivalent) preferable but not required, may also benefit from this experience. Credits earned for the certificate may be applied to a degree program in higher education at the doctoral level. Credits earned in the masters or doctorate programs in higher education may NOT be used toward the certificate.

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Plan Admission Requirements

Application deadlines

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 Grad Rebel Gateway. 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 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 and upload their statement of interest.

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 applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements. 

Students are accepted into a certificate 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 Requirements

Total Credits Required: 15

Plan Certificate Completion Requirements

Students may apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing their degree requirements. All required forms must be submitted to the graduate college via the Grad Rebel Gateway.

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