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Certificate in Student Development and Affairs

As a university administrator, you are expected to make your institution a supportive, learning-rich environment for all students ranging from traditional to adult students. Prepare yourself to meet the on-going changes and transformations that are occurring in society and affecting institutions of higher education.

The online Certificate in Student Development and Affairs will help you learn to develop policies and practices that allow students to stay connected to each other and the institution.

This certificate is available for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree and would like to enhance their professional credentials without earning a master’s degree.

Course are offered through the Master of Science in Higher Education program.


The Certificate in Student Development and Affairs is a six-course, 18-credit program that can be completed in 12 months. 

Course descriptions may be viewed in Drexel University’s Online Course Catalog.

Required Courses - 9 credits

Code Name Credits
EDHE 500 Foundations in Higher Education 3.0
EDHE 520 Student Development and Management 3.0
EDHE 705 School Law and Politics 3.0

Elective Courses - 9 credits (choose three)

Code Name Credits
EDHE 652 Enrollment Marketing and Recruitment 3.0
EDHE 662 Critical Issues in Student Affairs 3.0
EDHE 663 Safety and Crisis Management 3.0
EDHE 669 Diversity in Higher Education 3.0