Certificate in the Law & Higher Education

School of Education

The Law & Higher Education Certificate is an online program designed for higher education administrators who desire to learn more about important legal considerations. You will inform your professional practice as you study constitutional and contract law as you create a foundation upon which to understand higher education law, whether for public or private institutions.

  • Complete nine credit hours in as little as 16 weeks.
  • Master topics including contracts, constitutional law & policy, and the law & governance of higher education.
  • Students may begin in spring, summer or fall semesters.

This certificate may help advance your career in teaching and administration by equipping you as an expert in your field.

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Delivery Format: Online

Total Credit Hours Required: 9

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

Application Process - Law & Higher Education Certificate 

  1. Submit your online application. Please apply for Graduate level, then choose Online, Desired Program: Certificate of Graduate Studies in Education, Major: Law & Higher Learning Certificate. Indicate the term you want to begin the course and Part-time.
  2. Pay your $25 application fee during the application process.
  3. Bachelor's Transcript - We are excited to offer you the service of requesting transcripts on your behalf using our Transcript Request Form.

Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is:

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
CGS $200

Student Fees

Fee Amount
Library Orientation $50
Blackboard Orientation $50
Technology Fee $250 per term
Parking Fee (On-Campus Students) $100 per term
Council of Graduate Students Fee $15 for spring & fall terms

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees. 

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