The program is designed around criteria of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) and with recognized thought of scholars in the various areas of higher education administration. Courses and internships in higher education are directed toward the study of administrative and academic operations of colleges and universities. Internships may be completed at the University or at one of several cooperating institutions.
Applications to the master's degree program in Higher Education Administration are accepted on a rolling basis.
Our mission is to prepare college and university leaders to shape organizational goals, influence the character of educational programs and to affect institutional performance. Professional management skills are developed as they relate to larger issues of educational mission and purpose. Coursework includes educational foundations, administration, curriculum, student development, history, law, student services, finance, and clinical inquiry and experiences as a means to enhance educational leader performance.
All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.
Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.
Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.
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