Higher Education Administration with emphasis on Student Development Micro-Credential

What is the Higher Education Administration with emphasis on Student Development Micro-Credential?

This micro-credential is designed to promote professional development and leadership among higher education career professionals by affording them access to recent scholarship, trends, and issues in their field specific to student life, student development, and student affairs.


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: Student Development micro-credential is a non-degree seeking program is designed to for professionals who are interested in learning more about student life and development within higher education. This micro-credential aims to give students a better understanding of student diversity, budgetary management, student housing, academic advising, and more. Students also explore the legal issues that affect the administration of postsecondary educational institutions. 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.


Choose from 12 total hours below 12
HEA 605 Student Development Theory 3
HEA 607 Budgetary Management in Higher Education 3
HEA 611 The Legal Environment of Higher Education 3
HEA 613 Student Affairs Practices, Theory and Policy 3
HEA 615 Contemporary Issues and Trends in Higher Education 3
HEA 619 Cultural Diversity in Higher Education 3

Admission Requirement

Admission into the online Micro-credential in Higher Education Administration: Student Development 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 Student Development (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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