Post Master's Leadership in Higher Education


This Graduate Certificate provides leadership strategies, skills and knowledge for those who are employed in the Community College/ Higher Education or seek employment in this environment. The Certificate is designed to meet the needs of individuals interested in senior level leadership positions. Those who have graduate degrees in other fields of study will find this leadership certificate of special value. The program also provides opportunities to improve practice for those who currently serve in leadership positions. Issues such as the "emerging undergraduate college" from the current community college structure will be presented. Current faculty who wish to seek faculty leadership roles within the community college/higher education institution will also benefit from this program of studies

Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate is offered at the Tampa Campus on evenings and weekends and some courses are offered online.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


None are required.


9 credit hours

  • EDH 6081 Community College OR
  • EDH 6051 Higher Education in America
  • EDH 7632 Leadership in Higher Education
  • EDH 7636 Organizational Theory and Practice


Select one elective course from the following list:

  • EDH 7505 Finance in Higher Education OR
  • EDH 7633 Govern Colleges and Universities OR
  • EDH 7931 Special Topics in Higher Education

Time Limit

The certificate must be completed in three years.

Credit toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized Tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.


Dr Amber Dumford
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Lisa Adkins
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Graduate Certificates
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