Graduate Certificate in Student Development and Affairs Overview The accredited online Graduate Certificate in Student Development and Affairs prepares students to meet the on-going societal changes and transformations that are affecting institutions of higher education. University administrators will need to learn how to make colleges supportive, learning rich environments for all students ranging from traditional students to adult students. The program will help participants learn how to develop policies and practices that allow students to stay connected to each other and the institution in the face of technological and societal trends that will increasingly foster disconnectedness.Program FeaturesA flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal scheduleNamed one of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” preparing today’s educators by U.S. News & World ReportDrexel’s teacher education programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of EducationA highly interactive online learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmatesState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum 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 500Foundations of Higher Education3.0EDHE 520Student Development & Customer Service Management3.0EDHE 530Higher Education Law3.0Select three of the following:9.0EDHE 652Enrollment Marketing, Recruitment & Retention EDHE 662Critical Issues in Student Affairs EDHE 663Safety and Crisis Management EDHE 669Diversity in Higher Education Total Credits18.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA) 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 strongRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo letters of recommendation (professional or academic)An essay describing why you're interested in pursuing this programResumeAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $921 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1228 per credit) This program is not eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted. 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 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the Graduate Certificate in Student Development and Affairs Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.