Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Assessment and Institutional Research

Program Description

The graduate certificate in Assessment and Institutional Research develops postsecondary faculty and administrators’ abilities to access, manage, analyze, and use data in today’s complex higher education contexts.  The program supports faculty and staff of all levels and from a variety of institutional types in learning about assessment, institutional research, data management, analysis, accountability, accreditation, strategic planning, enrollment management, leadership, resource management, among other areas of focus.  


Applicants seeking admission to the graduate certificate in academic advising must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution

Certificate Requirements

The certificate requires completion of fifteen hours of graduate credit.

Graduate Certificate in
Higher Education Assessment and Institutional Research
Item Requirement Options Hours Required
1 Specified Courses HIED 5379: Research in Higher Education 15
HIED 5366: Assessment in Higher Education
HIED 5364: Leadership in Education
HIED 6371: Statistics for the Institutional Research
HIED 6374: Fundamentals of Data Management
Total 15


Higher Education Administration (HIED)

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