Higher Education Administration (M.S.)

Higher Education Administration (M.S.)

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As a master's degree student in Higher Education Administration, you'll be prepared for a future as a college and university leader. You'll gain in-depth knowledge and specialized skills within student life and development, academic affairs and administrative divisions. And, you'll grow as a leader.

Apply free for our Spring 2019 cohort.

Program Highlights

  • Take courses 100-percent online, at your convenience
  • A new cohort begins Spring and Fall semesters
  • Enjoy eight- and 16-week course delivery
  • No GRE admission requirement
  • Graduate assistantships available in various locations on campus.
  • Actively engage with your professors and cohort
  • Enjoy an optional education abroad opportunity to Italy
  • Earn a practicum experience relevant to your career goals and geographical location
  • Complete your program in as few as two years
  • Gain employment and a lifetime of career advancement
  • No application fee for veterans, veterans' spouse, dependents of veterans, McNair Scholars and Fulbright Scholars.

Program Distinctions

Student Organizations

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall January 15 (priority), March 15 (rolling) January 15 (priority), March 15 (rolling) January 15 (priority), March 15 (rolling)
Spring December 1 (rolling) December 1 (rolling) December 1 (rolling)

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends

Graduate Director

Dr. Steven McCullar

Popular Careers

  • Administration
  • Admissions
  • Academic Advising
  • Athletics
  • Career services
  • Financial aid
  • Residential life
  • Records and registration
  • Multicultural resource centers
  • Student life and development

University Facts & Stats

  • Ranked 19th nationally among master's granting institutions for international student enrollment in 2014 by the Institute of International Education Open Doors
  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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