Program Information

Higher Education Administration and Leadership (HEAL) is a 12-unit graduate certificate program which addresses the needs of career-focused professionals within a continuously changing and complex higher education environment. Program participants will interact with higher education expert faculty and have an opportunity to further develop and expand their professional networks. The HEAL curriculum is based on current research and advanced teaching methodologies. Program objectives are to:

  • Provide participants with a strong foundation in theory and current practice of higher education administration and leadership;
  • Help participants develop their capacity to analyze and address complex issues and challenges facing higher education;
  • Prepare participants to become informed, collaborative, and more effective higher education administrators; and
  • Inspire participants to continuously promote success and innovation among diverse higher education constituencies by exhibiting critical thinking and analysis, as well as inclusion and collaboration.

The Higher Education Administration and Leadership (HEAL) Graduate Certificate Program is supported through the teaching/learning of four (4) 3-unit courses completed over one year (two academic semesters).  Two courses are taught in fall and two courses are taught in spring:

Spring 2023

GED 552: Higher Education Finance (3 units)
GED 553: Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education (3 units)

Fall 2022

GED 550: Higher Education Leadership (3 units)
GED 551: Legal Issues in Higher Education (3 units)

During Spring Semester 2023 11 sessions will be taken with independent learning and each month there will be one live online zoom session for each course. The five live online zoom sessions are on Tuesdays throughout the semester from 4:00-6:45 pm for GED 552: Higher Education Finance and 5:00-7:45 pm for GED 553: Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education (2 courses) from 4:00pm-6:45pm.
Contact Information
CSUDH HEAL Program Coordinator
Gary Rhodes, Ph.D., Professor
P:  (310) 243-3755
Division of Graduate Education Staff
Gina Garavito, Administrative Specialist
Division of Graduate Education
1000 E. Victoria Street, COE 1446
Carson, CA  90747
P:  (310) 243-3524 | D: (310) 243-2708
F:  (310) 928-7172 | E: