Course Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration

This certificate is comprised of four courses (12 credits). Students must complete the following:

  • OL 525 Governance in Higher Education
  • OL 532 or OL 625 Law for Leaders or Higher Education Law
  • OL 535 History & Trends in Higher Education
  • OL 675 Internship or Approved Elective

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a Higher Education Administration Concentration

In addition to the four courses required for the graduate certificate (listed above), you will take the following seven courses (21 credits) that constitute the Organizational Leadership core curriculum:

  • OL 500 Leadership Theory and Practice
  • OL 502 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • OL 504 Research Methods
  • OL 505 Organizational Ethics
  • OL 530 Organizational Communications for Leaders
  • OL 651 Financial Operations and Analysis
  • OL 676/677 Thesis or research-based project

Cost and Career Information

In compliance with the “gainful employment” regulations under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, as amended, Mercyhurst is disclosing certain cost and career information to prospective students. You can view this information by clicking here.

Contact Us

Anne Zaphiris, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership
Office: Preston 322
Phone: 814-824-3382
Email: azaphiris@mercyhurst.edu

Kseniya Kampova
Graduate Enrollment Coordinator
Phone: 814-824-3384
E-mail: kkampova@mercyhurst.edu