About the Program

The Citadel’s Graduate Certificate in Student Affairs is designed for students aspiring to work, or who are currently working, in higher education. This program will equip enrollees with the skills necessary to build supportive and inclusive communities within higher education, engaging students in active learning – while helping them to develop coherent values and ethical standards. The coursework will demonstrate how resources can be effectively used toward achieving institutional missions and goals, and establishing high expectations for the learning process.

The Student Affairs Graduate Certificate program consists of four, 3 credit-hour courses (a total of 12 graduate-level credit hours) taken over the course of 12 months. Students may choose to enroll in 15 credit hours, which includes a practicum component.

Course Requirements:
EDUC 537  – Student Development Services in Higher
EDUC 538  – Theories of Student Development in Higher Education
EDUC 539  – Higher Education Administration
EDUC 613  – Foundations of American Higher Education
EDUC 634  – Practicum in Student Affairs and College Counseling

All courses are offered at the Lowcountry Graduate Center (LGC).

Application Deadlines
Applications for this program are accepted throughout the year.

Program Director
Aaron Oberman, PhD
The Citadel
Counselor Education Division

To learn more about this program, visit The Citadel’s Student Affairs Graduate Certificate page.

Admissions Requirements

  • Complete a Citadel Graduate College (CGC) application
  • Official transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation