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  • Graduate Certificate in Community College Administration and Leadership

    The accredited online Graduate Certificate in Community College Administration and Leadership is designed to incorporate skills and competencies put forth by the American Association for Community Colleges (AACC,) including a focus on organizational strategy, resource management, communication, collaboration, community college advocacy, and professionalism. The program also incorporates leading technologies, and can be completed fully online in as few as 12 months.

    Program Features

    • A flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal schedule
    • Ideal for those who've already earned a bachelor's or master's degree and want to enhance their knowledge and professional credentials without pursing another full degree program
    • Drexel was named one of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” preparing today’s educators by U.S. News & World Report, and its teacher education programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
    • A highly interactive online learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmates

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    State restrictions may apply to some programs.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Required Courses  
    EDHE 500 Foundations of Higher Education 3.0
    EDHE 530 Higher Education Law 3.0
    ORGB 631 Leading Effective Organizations 3.0
    Select three of the following: 9.0
    EDHE 634
    Proposal Writing & Sponsored Project Management  
    EDHE 664
    Strategies for Educational Success  
    EDHE 668
    Transformational Leadership  
    EDHE 669
    Diversity in Higher Education  
    Total Credits 18.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in a completed bachelor's and/or master's degree  
      • The cumulative GPA for graduate course work begun, but not to date completed, will be considered along with an applicant's undergraduate GPA
      • Provisional admission may be considered if your undergraduate GPA is between 2.70 to 2.99, but your other admissions materials are strong

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
      • An essay describing why you're interested in pursuing this program
        • Resume
        • Additional requirements for International Students


        The tuition rate for the academic year 2019-2020 is $978 per credit. (A 25% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1303 per credit)

        • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
        • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
          • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
          • These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
          • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
          • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
          • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
          • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


        Academic Calendar

        2019-2020 Academic Year


        Classes Begin

        Classes End

        Exams Begin

        Exams End

        Fall 2019

        September 23, 2019

        December 7, 2019

        December 9, 2019

        December 14, 2019

        Winter 2020

        January 6, 2020

        March 16, 2020

        March 17, 2020

        March 21, 2020

        Spring 2020

        March 30, 2020

        June 8, 2020

        June 9, 2020

        June 13, 2020

        Summer 2020

        June 22, 2020

        August 30, 2020

        September 2, 2020

        September 5, 2020

        Apply today for the Graduate Certificate in Community College Administration and Leadership

        Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online!


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