Higher Education Administration (M.S.)

Higher Education Administration (M.S.)

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As a master's student in Higher Education Administration, you'll prepare to provide effective leadership roles in student affairs, academic and administrative divisions at colleges and universities around the world.

You'll earn in-depth knowledge and specialized skills. And, you'll grow as a leader.

Program Highlights

  • Cohort course delivery methods vary each cohort: Fall 2018 cohort will take courses via an asynchronous format (connect online at a time and place most convenient to you), with some synchronous (meet online at a specified time) components.
  • Uses a cohort approach to help students build a professional network and learning community. 
  • Prepares leaders in all areas of higher education.
  • Students participate in a practicum experience to gain hands-on experience in an area of a college or university most relevant to your career goals and interested geographical location
  • Actively connect and engage with your professors and cohort online.
  • Designed to complete in two years by taking three courses a semester (fall, spring).
  • Offers job placement and career promotion assistance.

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)

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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