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Student Affairs in Higher Education

Portland State University

6 months
671 USD/credit 12078 USD/full
671 USD/credit 12078 USD/full
444 USD/credit 7992 USD/full
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The Student Affairs in Higher Education graduate certificate from Portland State University is designed for professionals from any work background. If you want to stand up for students and help them through sometimes challenging and always interesting situations, this certificate program will help you succeed in your career. 

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Student affairs leadership is one of the most diverse and important roles in higher education. Help students begin their academic experience, meet their academic goals, get leadership experience on campus, and define their future career path. Student affairs in higher education is both ever-changing and multifaceted and is critical in postsecondary institutions as well as in informal adult-education settings. 

What can you do 

Graduates work in student affairs in higher education, both colleges and universities as well as community-based adult-education settings. With this Student Affairs in Higher Education graduate certificate from Portland State University , you will apply student learning and development theories in student affairs settings, either in colleges/universities or in community organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Student Services in Higher Education
  • Facilitating Student Success
  • Legal Issues in Higher Education
  • Culminating Project 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


18 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission eligibility is based on receipt of a baccalaureate degree equivalent to a United States four-year bachelor's degree from a college or university recognized as an institution of higher education by the Ministry of Education in the relevant country or be regionally accredited within the U.S. prior to matriculating into a graduate program. 
  • To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12078 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 6 months.
  • National

    12078 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 6 months.
  • In-State

    7992 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 444 USD per credit during 6 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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