Campus: Blacksburg 

Instructions: Residential/On Campus 

This graduate certificate program in Higher Education Administration targets full-time college administrators who may not have studied higher education through any formal degree program but wish to develop a deeper understanding of the environment in which they work.

3 tracks
12 credit hours
Small Cohorts and high student/professor interaction
100% faculty commitment
Faculty Research Interests

Higher Education Economics, Finance, and Policy

Fiscal Administration in Higher Education

Enrollment Management and Student Price-Response

College Going and Choice

Research Design and Applied Econometrics

Social Identity Construction

College and Graduate Student Development

Student Affairs and Higher Education

Gender, Race, and Intersectionality

Qualitative Research Methods

Dr. Sharrika D. Adams

Crisis management

Case management in higher education

Contemporary women's issues

Dr. James Orr

Higher education law and policy



Organizational theory

Self-efficacy of community college STEM students

Dr. Michael Herndon

 Student epistemic beliefs in the virtual learning environment

Dr. Patricia Hyer

The nature of today’s college students

Organizational models

Tragedy and recovery at Virginia Tech

Student learning and engagement

Positive psychology and its influence on student growth and development

Dr. Sherwood G. Wilson

Dr. Kimberly S. Smith

Engineering Education

Learning Analytics

Engineering Student Outcomes

Diversification of STEM Fields

International Higher Education

Critical race studies

Black feminism

Critical race feminism

Transdisciplinary analysis of diversity issues in higher education

Dr. Susan Short

Visit our office at 1750 Kraft Dr., Room 2007, Blacksburg, VA 24060

Deadlines for non-degree students

Domestic Application

*Fall:  August 1

International Application

*Fall: April 15



Dr. Gabriel Ramón Serna
Program Leader
1750 Kraft Dr., Room 2007
Blacksburg, VA24060

Ben Austin
Admissions Coordinator
1750 Kraft Dr., Room 2011
Blacksburg, VA 24060

School of Education

226 War Memorial Hall (0313)

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061