Graduate Programs

Online Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising

Online Master of Science in Academic Advising Degree

NACADA, in partnership with Kansas State University, offers both a Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising in Higher Education (15 credit hours) and a Master of Science in Academic Advising Degree (30 credit hours and a final project). Both academic advising graduate programs provide an opportunity for faculty, full-time academic advisors, and administrators to gain an understanding of the myriad of issues and skills needed to deliver effective academic advising at the post-secondary level of education.

These programs are designed for:

  • advisors and administrators who desire more formal education related to academic advising
  • faculty seeking advising knowledge beyond their discipline
  • graduate students anticipating academic advising roles in higher education
  • persons interested in working directly with student athletes

All coursework is offered online. Classes are delivered within a semester time frame and are somewhat flexible in schedule. Students work independently, yet share comments and questions via electronic communications.

For more information visit K-State Global Campus.

Become a NACADA student member and receive discounts on NACADA publications that are required for completion of coursework in the Certificate and Masters Programs in Academic Advising.

"The Academic Advising Graduate Certificate Program has been indispensable to me as an advisor. The courses covered subjects on advising practice and theory, and so many other aspects of student affairs that I'm involved with on a day-to-day basis. The course instructors had a great knowledge base and encouraged “class” discussion through discussion boards and group projects. I learned not only from instructors but also my fellow students from institutions all across the country. What an opportunity to take course work of this caliber in a format that fit right in with my busy life. I would be hard pressed to say who has benefited the most from the program - me or the students I advise!"

Jamie Schoenbeck Walsh, Academic Advisor, Veterinary Technology Instructor, Purdue University

"As an advisor in a rural outreach site of a community college, the program provided me with much needed guidance in advising, theory, career development, learning processes, and diversity."

Patty Pederson, Carbon County Higher Education Center


"I learned theory and techniques that can be practically applied in my everyday academic advising."

Jennifer Napierkowski, Northampton Community College