Higher Education

DescriptionDegree OptionsAdmissions Requirements
PSU’s Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Higher Education is designed to provide post-masters graduate students with the background needed for successful careers in a variety of higher education environments. The CAGS in Higher Education offers two concentrations in Administration Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction.

These 33-credit programs will prepare students to assume leadership positions in higher education, whether as administrators or instructors. Both programs are designed to develop students’ critical thinking and creative skills. Graduates will be prepared to find innovative solutions and lead programs in higher education environments. Students will learn the roles, functions and responsibilities of higher education institutions and be prepared to work with and serve these institutions’ diverse stakeholders.

If you are interested in a career teaching in higher education and want to work with adult learners in a post-secondary environment, the Curriculum and Instruction concentration will give you the tools you need. For those working in, or desiring to work in, an administrative capacity in higher education, the Administrative Leadership concentration will challenge and inspire you.

Use the Course Planning Matrix to see when Higher Education courses will be offered.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

The information below is provided to maintain compliance with the US Department of Education Gainful Employment Programs Disclosure regulations.

This data will be updated regularly as new information becomes available. For any questions regarding the information on this site, please contact Dr. Marcel Lebrun, Education, Leadership, Learning and Curriculum Department Chair, at 603-535-2288.

Disclosure for Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Higher Education

The CAGS in Higher Education offers two concentrations:

Administrative Leadership
Curriculum and Instruction
Admissions requirements for the CAGS in Higher Education requires the following materials to be submitted through our online application

  • 3.0 or better in undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts from any/all college level work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • Personal Interview with Program Coordinator
  • NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
  • $100 application fee