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College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration

300 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2012


Internationalization is one of the profound and transformational changes occurring in contemporary colleges and universities. Institution-wide commitment is needed if all students are to achieve leaning outcomes with international and intercultural content. This requires administrative leaders, staff and faculty to have a comprehensive understanding of internationalization, along with well-articulated skills, knowledge and dispositions to improve institutional capacity for internationalization. To meet this need, the Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel program offers a professional certificate program in the Internationalization of Higher Education, designed to strengthen students’ skills for working in college and university settings. The 15-credit hour certificate, which includes an internship experience, can be completed as a stand-alone program or as a complement to another degree program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are required to have a Bachelor's degree; master's degree preferred and an undergraduate GPA of 3.000 or greater (any post-baccalaureate work will be taken into consideration when interpreting GPA). Applicant must meet the Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel program application criteria: official transcript(s), personal goal statement, two letters of recommendation and resume or vita.

Currently enrolled Kent State University graduate students should email the Office of Graduate Studies,, so that the office can view any materials on file (personal statement, transcripts, resume or vita and letters of recommendation).

Course Title Credits
HIED 66492 Internship in Higher Education Administration 3
HIED 66670 Internationalization of Higher Education Institutions 3
Electives (select 3 courses from the following): 9
HIED 66671 Administration of Multiculturalism and Diversity in Higher Education (3)  
HIED 66672 International Students and American Colleges (3)  
HIED 66673 Research in Administration of International Higher Education (3)  
HIED 66674 Comparative Higher Education (3)  
HIED 66675 Design and Delivery of Education Abroad Programs (3)  
HIED 66676 Intercultural Communication for International Educators (3)  
Additional elective as approved by certification advisor (3)