Certificate in Higher Education Compliance

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 20.0
Instructional Delivery: Online; Campus
Calendar Type: Quarter

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: 11-3131

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.

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 20.0 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 551Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting4.0
LSTU 554Risk Assessment and Management4.0
LSTU 640Legal Landscape of Student Rights and Campus Safety4.0
LSTU 641Institutional Compliance: Aid and Accreditation4.0
LSTU 642Higher Education Institutions: Financial Rules and Regulations4.0
Total Credits20.0

Sample Plan of Study


First Year (Part-Time)
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
LSTU 6404.0LSTU 6414.0LSTU 6424.0VACATION
 4 4 4 0
Second Year (Part-Time)
FallCreditsWinterCredits  
LSTU 5514.0LSTU 5544.0  
 4 4  
Total Credits 20
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