The Higher Education programs at Oakland University aims to develop transformational leaders who meet professional standards, understand social justice practices and think critically about promoting post-secondary institutions that are optimal sites for teaching and learning. The Post Master’s Certificate (PMC) in Higher Education is designed for current or aspiring administrators who want to update and expand their knowledge of higher education, explore the social justice and transformational potential of colleges and universities, and hone their leadership skills. Graduates of our program will have the tools to enact principles of effective higher education practice through theory, research and practice. Specifically, students will be able to advance their careers toward senior administrative positions in higher education.
Designed for working professionals, the PMC offers a flexible opportunity to learn more about higher education for practitioners in the field and explore possible career options for those not already working in higher education. Our courses are offered in the evenings and may be taken in any sequence to offer you maximum flexibility.
Admission terms and application deadlines
Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning by the semester deadlines listed below. Incomplete applications will not be sent to departments for admission review.
To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:
- Additional department application requirements
- Applicants must have successfully completed a master’s degree at an accredited college or university and meet Oakland University requirements for post-graduate enrollment.
Admission review and assessment
Admission to graduate study at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning, each department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their undergraduate records, goal statement, letters of recommendation, prerequisite courses and any other admission requirements established by the academic department.