Yes, you can earn the certificate as a part-time student.
The online graduate certificate in Organizational Change in Higher Ed is designed to prepare postsecondary administrators, staff and faculty members for professional practice related to understanding and managing organizational change within their institutions.
Offered by the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville, the Organizational Change in Higher Ed graduate certificate will help you gain the expertise needed to understand, manage, and influence organizational change in a college or university setting. Prepare for leadership by developing your skills in data-driven decision making, managing resources and budgets, leading efforts for inclusion and equity, and fostering change in higher education. Students will also learn to implement, assess, and improve the systems and practices that support teaching and learning.
This certificate does not qualify for financial aid. Tuition rate does not include costs associated with a specific course or program, such as textbooks.
"This certificate program is designed with a diverse audience in mind and is attractive to academics across disciplines who find themselves in administrative roles, professionals transitioning to higher education from other institutions, those newly learning about higher education, and more. Graduates gain an understanding of how higher education institutions function and how to lead in the unique environment of higher education."
Across the industry, higher ed jobs are expected to grow 10% from 2016-2026, faster than the average across all industries. Furthermore, the median pay for administrative positions is projected at $92,360 annually (bls.gov).
College and university administrators, mid-career faculty members, emerging department chairs, community college instructors and other members of the academic profession who earn this certificate, are prepared to pursue positions of support and campus leadership roles in academic administration. Graduates of UofL’s online org change in higher ed certificate may apply all earned credits to the Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration, also offered 100% online.
|Preferred Application Deadline||Term||Start Date|
|December 10||Spring I||January|
|February 10||Spring II||March|
|August 1||Fall I||Late August|
|September 10||Fall II||October|
Note: We admit students on a rolling basis. The preferred deadlines help you complete the application process on time, be notified of acceptance and enroll before the term begins. We review applications as they become complete, and admit students for a specific term up to the day classes start. We recommend you work on and submit your complete application well in advance of the preferred deadline, as obtaining transcripts and other materials may take more time.
To enroll, you must apply as a graduate non-degree seeking student and meet the following requirements:
NOTE: Current students enrolled in UofL's M.A. in Higher Education Administration program will only need to submit their application and application fee. UofL will submit the other document requirements from the student's existing file.
GRE scores not required
Mail all materials to:
University of Louisville
2211 S. Brook Street
Louisville, KY 40292
*See the Graduate School Transfer of Credit Policy for more information.
For additional questions regarding your graduate application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not send application materials to this email.
International students whose primary language is not English must show English language proficiency. These applicants must either submit an official TOEFL or IELTS score, or hold a baccalaureate degree from an English language institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Note: International students will not be issued a U.S. visa if admitted to an online program, since there are no campus attendance requirements.
The online graduate certificate in Organizational Change in Higher Education is a 12-credit hour program. The program of study must be completed with a 3.00 overall GPA with passing grades in all courses.
|LEAD 680 Legal Issues in Higher Education||3|
|LEAD 684 Educational Resource Management in Postsecondary Education||3|
|LEAD 694 Diversity in Higher Education||3|
|LEAD 697 Organizational Improvement in Higher Education||3|
|Total Required Credit Hours||12|
Yes, you can earn the certificate as a part-time student.
Higher Ed professional experience is preferred, but it is not a hard requirement.
Yes, this program is available for international students.
No, we welcome applicants from all academic backgrounds.
Yes, you must have a minimum of GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
Provisional admission may be possible. The Admissions Committee will assess applications on a case-by-case basis carefully considering all qualifications.
No, the GRE is not required for admission.
No, this program does not accept transfer credits.
Yes, you can enroll in more than one program, but you must apply separately to each program. The credits earned in the graduate certificate in Organizational Change in Higher Education, once completed, can be applied towards a master’s in Higher Education Administration.
The graduate certificate in Organizational Change in Higher Education Administration can be earned concurrently during the Master's in Higher Education Administration program. However, you must apply and be admitted to each program separately.
The capstone course is only available as a 16-week (one semester) course. The 3 other required courses are offered in an 8-week or 16-week format during the Fall and Spring semesters, and may be offered in accelerated formats during Winter and Summer terms.
Yes, all of the courses are offered during the summer term.