Student affairs professionals are increasingly in demand at higher-education institutions across the United States. Learn how you can start or advance a career in this burgeoning field with the Certificate Program in Student Affairs and Higher-Education Administration. You gain the tools to work with diverse student bodies, foster leadership and engagement, and deepen your understanding of the higher-education landscape.
The Certificate Program in Student Affairs and Higher Education Administration requires a bachelor’s degree.
The curriculum comprises 3 required courses and one elective for a total of 12 semester units (180 hours of instruction). Candidates must pay a nonrefundable certificate registration fee.
All courses must be taken for a letter grade. To receive the certificate, you must maintain an overall minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA), with a grade of C or better in each course. A Certificate With Distinction will be awarded to those who completed the certificate with a GPA of 3.9 or higher. All coursework must be completed within five years.
How to Register
By registering, you declare your intention to complete the curriculum. To register online for the Certificate Program in Student Affairs and Higher-Education Administration, complete these three steps:
- Submit the online registration, and complete your student account profile if you are a new student.
- Pay the nonrefundable registration fee through your shopping cart. Please allow 3–5 business days for the registration to appear in your student account.
You should register for the certificate before you begin the third course in the curriculum.
Each course is priced individually, and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. The certificate has an estimated cost of $3,330 (not including course materials or registration fee). Course fees are subject to change.
Certificate and Award Request
Once you have completed the certificate coursework, notify UC Berkeley Extension that you have completed the curriculum and request your certificate. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 642-1172. After your records have been reviewed, verified and approved (usually within two to three weeks), your certificate will be mailed to you.
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Continue Your Studies With a Master's Degree
You may apply 12 semester units earned from this certificate toward the University of San Francisco's (USF) Master's in Organization and Leadership. If admitted, you will need to complete an additional 18 units to earn the USF degree.
Anne K. F. Jones, Ed.D
Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff
Division of Student Affairs
School of Education Professor
Director, Learning and Development, Student Affairs
Stephen C. Sutton, EdD
Division of Student Affairs
Director, Student Affairs Communications
School of Education Assistant Professor
University of San Francisco