Are you interested in a degree that will set you on the path to a career at the collegiate level?

Our Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Higher Education Administration will prepare you for a variety of mid-level careers in public and private colleges and universities. Career opportunities in the field of higher education administration include:

  • Student Services
  • Enrollment Management
  • Institutional Advancement
  • Alumni Affairs
  • Institutional Research
  • Career Development
  • Academic Advising / Support
  • International Affairs


Courses are designed to ground you in the theoretical framework necessary to guide current and future study and career development in higher education. An internship adds practical experience to the learning process.

I. Professional Education and Core Courses

12 semester hours

EDUC 501 Research Theory 3
EDUC 502 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 554 Contemporary Learning Theories 3
PSY 514 Human Development 3

II. Concentration

24 semester hours

HE 525/(D/HE 1025) Student Issues in Higher Education 3
HE 530 (D/HE 1030) College Finance Strategic Planning 3
HE 605 (EDUC 605) Communication Theory and Organization Dynamics 3
HE 609/(D/HE 1109) Law and Public Policy 3
HE 640/(D/HE 1140) Program Evaluation 3
COUN 505 Career Development 3
COUN 532 Multicultural Counseling 3
OR
Approved elective that complements student career goals

up to 6 credits
HE 592 Internship in Higher Education 3
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 0