Higher Education Administration
- Careers at colleges/universities
- Guide study and career development of students
- Learn to lead
The Master of Science in Higher Education Administration is designed to develop students to accept positions as mid-level administrators at a variety of post-secondary institutions. The opportunities vary from entry-level direct service to director-level positions. The Master of Science in Higher Education Administration Program will prepare graduates to be critical, creative problem solvers, who have had broad based experiences in a variety of higher education administration contexts. Our graduates will “learn to be leaders” and will be prepared to assume roles in postsecondary institutions that will showcase their gifts and talents.
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- Learn more about this program or visit the Education website.
- College: Reap College of Education & Human Development
- Courses: Available courses in this department
- 36 Credit Hours Required
- This program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Dr. Tonya Saddler holds a doctorate from Virginia Tech. Her research interests are in socialization of individuals in postsecondary education and faculty work-life issues of underrepresented females, African Americans, and faculty in STEM fields.
Marywood University Master’s level students have access to all library services – including the ability to conduct research from home, and computer labs on campus. Our students also have the opportunity to do their internship at Marywood, at their current post-secondary institution, or a variety of postsecondary settings.
The Student Activities Office is my home away from home!
Major: Special Education and Early Childhood Education
Hometown: Hawthorne, New Jersey
Activities on campus: Admissions Ambassador, Education Club, Tutor, SAC Squad, Student Activities Intern, Service Chair for Zeta Phi Delta, & Team Leader for Campus Ministry Alternative Breaks
Favorite Marywood moment: My favorite Marywood moment is a tie between winning Homecoming Court last year, joining Zeta Phi Delta, and presenting at the National Association for Campus Activities Conference.
Favorite place on campus: My favorite place on campus is Nazareth Hall. Our dining hall is there as well as the Fireplace Lounge and Latour Room, where I get to put on amazing Student Activities events. The SAC office is in Nazareth Hall as well, and that's become my home away from home.
Favorite thing about being an Ambassador: My favorite thing about being an ambassador is getting to share all of my favorite things about Marywood with prospective families and students.
Fun fact: I swam with sea turtles.
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Graduate Admissions Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
- Completed application
- Official, sealed transcripts
- Two or three letters of recommendation
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36 semester hours
The Master of Science degree in Higher Education Administration prepares individuals for a variety of mid-level careers in public and private two-year colleges, fouryear institutions, and universities. Examples of career opportunities include, but are not limited to, leadership positions in student services, enrollment management, institutional advancement, alumni affairs, and institutional research. The program of study is designed to include required core courses (12 credits) as well as a concentration (electives 24 credits). An internship adds practical experience to the learning process. In general, the curriculum is designed to provide students with the appropriate knowledge about the professional field and, at the same time, it grounds students in a theoretical framework necessary to guide current and future study and career development in higher education.
The M.S. in Higher Education Administration will focus on:
- Demonstrating knowledge of the foundations and scope of higher education administration
- Demonstrating knowledge of professional practice related to an academic enterprise that includes teaching, research and service as primary components of productivity; management skills such as problem solving, planning, delegating, budgeting, fundraising, assessing and evaluating; human relations skills that include managing interaction, communication, and contributing to organizational and individual development.
I. PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND CORE COURSES
12 semester hours
|EDUC 501||Research Theory||
|EDUC 502||Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education||
|EDUC 554||Contemporary Learning Theories||
|PSYC 514||Human Development||
24 semester hours
|HE 525/(D/HE 1025)||Student Issues in Higher Education||
|HE 530 (D/HE 1030)||College Finance Strategic Planning||
|HE 605 (EDUC 605)||Theories of Educational Organizations||
|HE 609/(D/HE 1109)||Law and Public Policy in Higher Education||
|HE 640/(D/HE 1140)||Program Evaluation||
|COUN 505||Career Development||
|COUN 532||Multicultural Counseling||
|Approved elective that complements student career goals||
up to 6 credits
|HE 592||Internship in Higher Education||
|Full-time (300 hours) or Part-time[1.5 (150 hours), 1.5 (150 hours)].
Internships are available in the Fall and Spring semesters only.
|HE 555 (EDUC 555)||Professional Contribution||