Higher Education Administration (MA/MS)

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.

Admission Requirements

  • 3.0 cumulative undergraduate grade point average
  • If an applicant's grade point average is between 2.75 and 2.99 completion of the GRE (within the past five years) with a minimum combined Verbal and Quantitative score of 280 and a 3.5 Analytical Writing score is required.

Application Deadline

Applications to the master's degree program in Higher Education Administration are accepted on a rolling basis.

Additional Information

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.

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

Not all departments offer graduate assistantships. Students should inquire with the department directly to determine assistantship availability.

Financial Aid Information

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.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.