Title IX Master's Certificate

College students continue to be at risk for gender-based violence, which includes domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Why a Certificate Program?

The Certificate of Title IX in Higher Education is a nine credit-hour Master's Certificate in the Higher Education Student Affairs (HESA) program. This certificate offers a general course in Title IX to optimize professionals' opportunities to learn more and gain confidence in Title IX work.

Who Should Complete a Certificate of TItle IX in Higher Education?

It's for anyone interested in enhancing and credentialing themselves for Title IX work. Title IX Coordinators, Deputy Coordinators, Title IX investigators, HR Directors, and anyone who works with Title IX compliance would be great candidates.

Graduate School

  • Understand the role/value of Title IX in higher education.
  • Understand the crimes associated with gender-based violence.
  • Develop a working understanding of victimization theory and literature.
  • Employ effective services and response to reporting individuals and their family/friends.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of mental health impact on survivors/accused and their family/friends.
  • Complete a HESA master's certificate in Title IX.

Required Courses

AEP 874: Title IX Investigations and Working with the Survivors and Accused (8-week virtual course)
HESA 815: Higher Education Law (16-week virtual course)
LDRS 600 VB: Leadership of Title IX in Higher Education (8-week virtual course)
*One course may be transferred into this program. Course must be approved by appointed certificate committee. Eight-week courses begin second eight weeks.

To Apply

  • Contact Program Director, Dr. Edward Hammond, to receive more information and discuss the application process. You may also discuss transferring one course into the program.
  • Apply to the Graduate School.


Dr. Edward Hammond
Professor of Advanced Education Programs
Telephone: 785-628- 5705
Email: ehammond@fhsu.edu

Download a copy of the certificate brochure HERE.

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