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Post Master's Certificate in Higher Education
You will have the opportunity to learn about the tremendous variety of American higher education organizations and institutions. In addition, you will undertake in-depth examinations of contemporary higher education policies, practices, issues, and challenges and explore the relationship of higher education to American society.
The PhD in Educational Leadership requires everyone to complete a cognate in addition to other course work. The Higher Education cognate consists of 28 credit hours (7 courses). The completed PMC will count as the first 16 of the 28 required credit hours of the cognate.
If you do not already have a graduate degree, you may be interested in our Master of Education in of Higher Education Leadership program.
Required Core: 12 credit hours
- EL 611: Contemporary American Higher Education - 4 credits
- EL 612: Administering the College or University - 4 credits
- EL 613: Executive Processes of Leadership and Management - 4 credits
EL 621: Resource Management in Higher Education - 4 credits
In addition to the outstanding learning experience I had in this program, I made many new personal connections. The combination of the learning and personal connections has had a tremendously positive impact on my career.
– Dan Arnold
The Higher Education program provides a rich opportunity for students to expand their knowledge of the changing landscape in higher education practices. Through relevant coursework, highly recognized faculty, and unique professional experiences, I gained a broader perspective of higher education and its impact on society."
– Laura B. Klein
After working in higher education for over 20 years, it is refreshing to learn new concepts and hear others experience. This program provides a lot of innovative ways to engage student success and I love it!
– Stephanie J. Lee
I greatly appreciate the strong social justice lens of the Higher Education program at OU, as well as the diversity of students and high-quality teaching from instructors. I have learned so much from this program and enjoyed a great sense of community!
– Jessica Tess-Navarro
The PMC in Higher Education changed how I approach every day in and out of the classroom. I did not know what I did not know. As I said after my first class, “The courses are invaluable and can benefit every professor on campus!”
– Lynda Poly-Droulard