Academic Programs of Study
Higher Education Administration
Master of Science (MS) in Higher Education Administration
- Preparation for administrative positions at colleges and universities
- Courses delivered online
- Focus on leadership
Our fully online higher education administration program prepares students for positions as mid-level administrators at a variety of post-secondary institutions. We will teach you to be a critical, creative problem solver and provide broad based experiences in a variety of higher education administration contexts. You will learn to be a leader and be prepared to assume roles in schools that will showcase your gifts and talents.
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- College of Professional Studies
- Courses: Available courses in this department
- 36 Credit Hours Required
- This program is accredited by the
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Programs for the preparation of elementary, secondary, K-12 and special education teachers and for the preparation of other school personnel including school psychologists, guidance counselors, principals, superintendents, librarians, reading specialists, speech and language pathologists, home school visitors, and supervisory personnel are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
Tammy B.H. Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Graduate Reading Program and ESL Program
Frances E. Russell, I.H.M., Ph.D, C.M.F.C
Associate Professor of Practice
Christine L. Fryer, Ed.D.
Instructor and Student Advisor
Amy Paciej-Woodruff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Higher Education Administration
Graduate Admissions Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally 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, four-year 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||Student Issues in Higher Education||
|HE 530||College Finance Strategic Planning||
|HE 605 (EDUC 605)||Theories of Educational Organizations||
|HE 609||Law and Public Policy in Higher Education||
|HE 640||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||