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Post Master's Certificate in Student Affairs Administration, Certificate


Enhance your resume with a Post-Master's Certificate in Higher education.

Post-Master’s certificates in higher education are designed to meet the professional development, re-tooling, or career advancement needs of individuals who have already earned advanced degrees (masters or doctoral) in another field and are employed in higher education or are seeking employment in higher education. A Post-Master’s certificate may also be useful to individuals planning to go on for a doctoral program in higher education.

The Post-Master’s Certificate in Student Affairs Administration prepares individuals to work in student development-centered support services and campus life areas including academic resource and advising services, accessibility services, career services, new student programming/orientation, health and wellness, residential life/housing services, student engagement and leadership, Greek life, and multicultural/diversity services.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions to the M.Ed. Higher Education programs and certificates are evaluated on a rolling basis. 

Application Checklist Items

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 with official transcripts
  • Official graduate transcripts (for admission to Post-Master's certificates)
  • Resume
  • Interview


The 12-credit Post-Master’s certificate program in Student Affairs Administration will include the following three-credit courses:

  • MHE 511 Helping and Supporting Students
  • MHE 512 History, Values, Philosophy
  • MHE 513 College Student Services
  • Elective

Academic Catalog

Course Requirements


Tuition & Fees

Maurice Stallings

Joining the Higher Education program was one of the best decisions I've made. I thought I wanted to go back to school to be a high school guidance counselor but after speaking with the program founder, Dr. Kelley Kenney, I knew I wanted something where I could be in a more collaborative field. Dr. Kenney helped me get my Graduate Assistant position in the Office of Student Accessibility, where I was able to use past experiences to excel in that position.

— Maurice Stallings, M'22 , Office of Student Accessibility Coordinator, DeSales University


Online Learning at DeSales

Attending classes from an off-campus location can be an excellent option for many busy students. Distance education at DeSales encompasses everything from video conference courses to hybrid (a combination of in-class and online) to online courses. 

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Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Higher Education