Graduate Certificate in Student Development and Affairs
Drexel University School of Education
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 with a Graduate Certificate in Student Development and Affairs from Drexel University.
What Can a Graduate Certificate in Student Development and Affairs Do For You?
The world of higher education is constantly evolving. Administrators need to be nimble to adjust to changing times to provide a supportive and cutting-edge learning environment for their students. The online Graduate Certificate in Student Development and Affairs will help you learn to develop policies and practices for higher education administration that allow students to feel supported and stay connected to each other and the institution.
How Long Does It Take to Earn a Certificate in Student Development and Affairs?
The Certificate in Student Development and Affairs is a six-course, 18-credit program that can be completed in 12 months.
- Instructional Delivery: Online
- Calendar Type: Quarter
- Expected Time to Completion: less than 2 years
- Number of Credits of Completion: 18.0
Course descriptions may be viewed in the Drexel University Course Catalog. Courses in this certificate program are offered through the Master of Science in Higher Education program.
What are the Requirements to Earn a Certificate in Student Development and Affairs?
This graduate certificate program for Student Development and Affairs of higher education administration 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.
- A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)
- The cumulative GPA for graduate course work begun, but not to date completed, will be considered along with an applicant's undergraduate GPA
- Provisional admission may be considered if your undergraduate GPA is between 2.70 to 2.99, but your other admissions materials are strong
- A completed application
- Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
- Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
- An essay describing why you're interested in pursuing this program
- Additional requirements for International Students
Who is Eligible to Earn a Certificate in Student Development and Affairs?
- Certificate Level: Graduate
- Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
- Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
- Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
How Do I Apply to Earn a Certificate in Student Development and Affairs?
The Graduate Certificate in Student Development and Affairs is taught 100% online. Students can get started by filling out the Drexel Online application.