Assessment in Higher Education

Advanced Certificate

Buffalo State University

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Earn your advanced-certificate degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

The Assessment in Higher Education Advanced Certificate from Buffalo State College is designed to provide professionals with the necessary skills to become assessment leaders in their higher education community and beyond. The Advanced Certificate is grounded in the principles and foundations of data-based decision making, collaborative practice, and reflective learning. It is designed to equip practitioners with the skills to gather information, the ability to understand the nature and value of formal inquiry, and the opportunity to serve as change agents within their institution through assessment. 

The four courses in the certificate are:  

HEA 615 Survey Design for Professionals

HEA 725 Fundamentals of Institutional Research

HEA 730 Data Visualization and Storytelling

HEA 789 Advanced Data Analysis Techniques in Higher Education

The certificate program is designed as a fully online program, making it accessible for full-time working professionals.   Students may begin the program in the spring or fall term.

What's an advanced certificate?
Advanced, or graduate, certificates are designed to provide focused study to support a particular career interest. They vary in number of credits and typically require students to have a bachelor’s degree.

How do I enroll?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records

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