Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising
Florida International University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising program is designed for those wishing to enter the field of academic advising.  It is also for those who have a degree in another discipline but work in academic advising.  This program can provide a foundation in the theory and practice of advising.  Courses include:

  • College Student Development Theory
  • Foundations of Academic Advising
  • Counseling Skills for Higher Education Professionals
  • College Student Life and Cultures
  • Cross Cultural Counseling


  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours of upper-division coursework
  • Work-experience in higher education such as community college or student affairs is preferred but not required
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Current resume

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges