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Academic Advising Certificate

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Impact the lives of college students.

The graduate certificate in Academic Advising provides students a grounding in the foundational elements and essential competencies needed for effective advising practice. Academic advising is a practice-based profession intended to aid students in achieving educational, career, and personal goals through the use of the full range of institutional and community resources. Topics will include student development theory, multicultural issues, career development, interpersonal relations for advising, and current issues of academic advising.

The Academic Advising certificate will be offered as a stand-alone credential for those who already hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or may be offered in combination with the Counseling and Human Resource Development (M.Ed.) - Administration of Student Affairs Specialization or Counseling and Human Resource Development (M.S.) - College Counseling Specialization.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have a desire to help people
  • Work well with diverse groups of people
  • Are an analytical thinker
  • Are inquisitive
  • Have strong listening, speaking, and problem-solving skills

Career Opportunities

  • Academic advising
  • Student success coaching
  • Student affairs
  • Career counseling
  • Academic and career planning