ms in higher education administration (M.S.Ed.-HEA)

This program is for those who want to learn how to lead a university or educational advocacy organization, and/or are currently working in higher education and wish to advance their role and responsibilities. Whether you're currently in the field or looking to change careers, the M.S.Ed.-HEA offers the framework needed to deliver student services, oversee budgets, conduct research, and manage collective bargaining for any higher education institution. Students also gain exposure to some of the hottest topics in the educational arena today such as online education, cost management, and globalization.

M.S.Ed.-HEA graduates pursue careers as executives, directors, coordinators, and analysts of programs and services on college campuses and beyond.

Program Fast Facts

  • Convenient part- and full-time program options designed to help you balance academics and career

  • On campus courses offered in the fall, spring, and summer sessions, with additional online options available

  • 36 credits total (plus 3-credit internship, if applicable)

  • Choice of fall or spring start

Within the framework of the program, students have the option to pursue our Institutional Research concentration, which offers excellent grounding for a research and assessment position at a college or university.