Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Higher Education Compliance

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 15.0
Instructional Delivery: Online; Campus
Calendar Type: Semester

Expected Time to Completion: 1.5 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 13.0403
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9039

About the Program

The goal of the certificate in Higher Education Compliance is to train professionals to understand and respond to legal issues within this specialized and highly regulated environment. While a historical approach is valuable in understanding the context of the legal issues, this program offers a compliance focus that will allow students a chance to look at issues in higher education through the lens of the law.

*Note: This program is now being offered on the quarter schedule only.  Please refer to the Higher Education Compliance (Certificate)- Quarter Calendar program.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools attended)
  • Resume
  • Additional requirements for international students

This program is designed to be completed on a part-time basis and requires 15.0 semester credits. Students usually finish this program in 1.5 years. If a student needs to decelerate, they should not exceed 2.5 years. Students may apply for transfer in to the Master of Legal Studies program prior to completing their certificate, and apply all earned credits toward the Master of Legal Studies.

Program Requirements

LSTU 501SCompliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting3.0
LSTU 507SRisk Assessment and Management3.0
LSED 532SLegal Landscape of Student Rights and Campus Safety3.0
LSED 533SInstitutional Compliance: Aid and Accreditation3.0
LSED 534SHigher Education Institutions: Financial Rules and Regulations3.0
Total Credits15.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year (Part-Time)
LSTU 501S3.0LSED 532S3.0
LSTU 507S3.0LSED 533S3.0
 6 6
Second Year (Part-Time)
LSED 534S3.0 
Total Credits 15