Higher Education Administration

Advanced Certificate

Stony Brook University

  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    18
  • Degree Level
    Advanced Certificate
  • Contact Us
    800-342-3811

Earn your advanced-certificate degree online

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

Whether working in student affairs, academic affairs, or college/university operations, the Higher Education Administration (HEA) program provides current and emerging professionals with the expertise they need to become leaders in the field. 


Our diverse HEA curriculum aligns with ACPA and NASPA professional competencies. Each course combines theory and practice, so students can immediately start applying the concepts they are learning to enhance their performance in their job or internship. It is a good option for someone who may not want to complete the full master's degree, but would like to develop a solid background and skills in the higher education and student affairs field.

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
  7. APPLY NOW

Interested in learning more about this program?