Higher Education Administration with emphasis on Organizational Support Structures Micro-Credential

What is the Higher Education Administration with emphasis on Organizational Support Structures Micro-Credential?

This micro-credential is designed to help individuals develop applied knowledge and skills specific to organizations within higher education that meet important needs beyond those directly related to students.  Students will develop applied skills related to enrollment and marketing, university advancement, budgetary management, and assessment.


Time to Complete:
3-4 semesters


Mode Offered:
100% Online
8-week and 16-week courses


Digital Badge
Credit towards MPrS

Program Description

The Higher Education Administration: Organizational Support Structures micro-credential is a non-degree seeking program is designed to provide students with the competencies and training necessary for operational and leadership roles in higher education. Students also explore the current issues in administration within higher education institution. Students can learn from the same faculty who teach in our Master of Professional Studies program. Most of the faculty also work in higher education administration roles across our institution and local community college institutions. Grades earned within this program will be part of your permanent academic record and may be applied to the Master of Professional Studies program.


Complete 12 credit hours from the following 12
HEA 603 Organizational and Administrative Structure of Higher Education 3
HEA 609 Enrollment Management and Institutional Marketing 3
HEA 615 Contemporary Issues and Trends in Higher Education 3
HEA 617 The Community College System 3
HEA 621 Empirical Assessment in HEA 3
HEA 623 University Advancement and Fundraising 3

Admission Requirement

Admission into the online Micro-credential in Higher Education Administration: Organizational Support Structures program at North Alabama includes the following requirements:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a regionally-accredited US based institution or an institution recognized by the government of another country.
  • An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least a 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, as reported on the transcript of the qualifying degree granting institution.

How to Apply

Step 1: Apply Online

Create yourMyUNA Profile to access the online graduate application, select Higher Education Administration with emphasis on Orgranizational Support Structures (Micro-Credential) in the Academic Program options. Already have a MyUNA Profile? You can Apply Online through your profile!

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Step 2: Request Official Transcripts

Request official transcripts from degree granting institution. Transcripts from University of North Alabama are not required. Official transcripts can be sent through an electronic transcript service to graduate@una.edu or mailed to: Office of Graduate Admissions, UNA Box 5078, Florence, AL 35632.

Once you submit your application, someone from the University will reach out to you with additional information. 

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