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The Master of Science in Education (MSEd) program in higher education administration offers a curriculum that emphasizes higher education management, student services, personnel management, information systems, and institutional leadership. This program is designed to prepare the student for administrative leadership and supervisory positions in postsecondary institutions, including community colleges, senior colleges, and universities.

Students in the MSEd program are required to complete 30 - 33 credits. Students who do not have a minimum of one years experience in an administrative position in higher education are required to complete a 3-credit internship.

Required                                         (21 - 24 credits)

PAF 9302  Organizational Behavior in Colleges and Universities 3 credits
PAF 9308  Administrative Services in Colleges and Universities 3 credits
PAF 9317  Seminar on Research for the Educational Administrator 3 credits
PAF 9322  Internship in Higher Education* 3 credits
PAF 9330  The Organization and Administration of U.S. Higher Education 3 credits
PAF 9331  The History of U.S. Higher Education 3 credits
PAF 9336  Student Services in Higher Education 3 credits
PAF 9339  The Financing of Higher Education 3 credits


Electives                                            (9 credits)
The student must choose three elective courses in consultation with a graduate advisor. One of these 3-credit courses must be chosen from outside the program offerings, either from the MPA program or from another relevant masters program.


*The internship is required of candidates who have less than one years experience in an administrative position in higher education. A student with such experience may apply for a waiver of this requirement. The students experience will be evaluated by a graduate advisor before an internship waiver is granted. If the internship is required, it is done as field/site work and independent study with hours to be arranged for consultations with a faculty intern advisor.

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