Our master's in higher education administration program is for you if you are a recent college graduate or you have work experience in a college setting and want to further your career working in higher education. Our program provides you with the skills needed for a wide variety of entry and mid-level leadership and professional roles in two and four-year colleges and universities, as well as policy and advocacy organizations. Our curriculum prepares you to engage with critical issues in higher education, and there is ample room in the curriculum for deeper exploration of your individual interests.
The features of our program include:
|Academic credential granted||Master of Education (EdM)|
|Credits required for completion||33|
|Time to completion||3 full-time semesters (part-time option available)|
|Course delivery||On campus|
|Supervised professional experience ||Recommended but not required |
|Application deadline||Feb. 1 priority, then rolling (Jan. 15 deadline for graduate assistantships)|
Core Courses (18 credits)
ELP 501 Higher Education in U.S.
ELP 502 Historical Basis of Higher Education
ELP 505 Organization and Governance
ELP 507 Financing of Higher Education
ELP 509 The American College Student
ELP 513 Cultural Diversity in HED
Research Methods Courses (3 credits – select one)
ELP 539 Program Evaluation and Assessment
CEP 532 Understanding Statistical Research
ELP 685 Applied Social Research
Elective Courses (12 credits)
You are encouraged to take any courses in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy that are not designated for specific programs. You may also select an additional research course from the list above. Please select your electives in consultation with your advisor.
You must also complete a comprehensive examination.
You must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
Submit your completed online application, which includes:
Former/Maiden Name: Please provide us with your former/maiden name if you have one. When requesting transcripts, please ask the sending institution to indicate your current name and former/maiden name.
Admission Decision: The admission decision will be communicated to you as soon as review is complete. The decision is based on a number of factors and is the result of a thorough and deliberate process. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
All financial forms and supporting documentation with required signatures must be uploaded with your application, and must be dated within one year of your intended enrollment date.