Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs - M.Ed.
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
300 White Hall
The Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs prepares graduates to assume a wide variety of administrative positions within colleges and universities throughout the world, ranging from entry level to director level. The curriculum, grounded in theory and focused on practice, is designed to reinforce entry-level skills, to support diverse student populations in their development, and to cultivate the skills and competencies necessary to lead and administer programs. Focusing on the “big picture,” students gain an understanding of the complex environment in which they will be working.
Graduates are prepared to work as staff and administrators in campus life, career services, judicial affairs, resident services, alumni, admissions, academic success, academic advising, international student services, institutional advancement, upward bound, student disability services, student multicultural center and undergraduate and graduate studies.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
- Official transcript(s)
- Goal statement
- GRE if undergraduate GPA is below 3.000
- Résumé or vita
- Two letters of recommendation
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
- Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
- Minimum 77 MELAB score
- Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
- Minimum 58 PTE score
For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of psychosocial and cognitive-structural theories of student and adult development that guide the profession and be able to the impact the college environment has on student learning and development.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of and conversant knowledge of the legal issues facing higher education today, including being familiar with legislation that impacts decision making within higher education and understanding the rights and responsibilities of students, staff, faculty and institutions.
- Demonstrate practical experience in two or more functional areas within higher education.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the administrative and financial functions performed on a college or university campus.
- Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the diverse nature of higher education in the United States, and will be able to articulate the challenges and opportunities associated with the provision of a diverse, multicultural educational setting.
|HIED 66492||INTERNSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION||6|
|HIED 66652||LAW AND HIGHER EDUCATION||3|
|HIED 66653||COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE||3|
|HIED 66657||LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS||3|
|HIED 66667||BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION||3|
|HIED 66671||THE ADMINISTRATION OF MULTICULTURALISM AND DIVERSITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION||3|
|HIED 66676||INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS||3|
|HIED 66749||ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION||3|
|Major Electives, choose from the following:||18|
|INTERNSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION|
|INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION|
|HISTORY OF HIGHER EDUCATION|
|THE PRIVATE LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE|
|STUDENT AFFAIRS FUNCTIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION|
|STUDENTS AND THE COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT|
|CASE STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION|
|HIGHER EDUCATION CURRICULUM|
|THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE|
|FACULTY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES|
|POLITICS AND POWER IN ORGANIZATIONS|
|FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION|
|ADMINISTRATION OF STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES IN HIGHER EDUCATION|
|INTERNATIONALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS|
|INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND AMERICAN COLLEGES|
|RESEARCH IN ADMINISTRATION OF INTERNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION|
|COMPARATIVE HIGHER EDUCATION|
|DESIGN AND DELIVERY OF EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAMS|
|WORKFORCE, ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN COMMUNITY COLLEGES|
|ISSUES AND TRENDS IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION|
|INTERPERSONAL AND GROUP DYNAMICS IN EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS|
Additional electives as approved
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||45|