Higher Education Administration (M.S.)

Higher Education Administration (M.S.)

St. Cloud State University Unleash Passion Unleash Creativity Unleash Amazing St. Cloud State University

Our comprehensive, practitioner-focused program will prepare you to lead and serve in a multitude of positions at colleges and universities. You'll gain in-depth knowledge and specialized skills within student life, academic affairs, athletics, administrative divisions and more. And, you'll grow as a leader.

You'll enjoy an engaging and interactive learning experience that accommodates working professionals and attend classes online when it is convenient for you.

Program Highlights

  • Take courses 100 percent online, at your convenience
  • Enjoy 8- and 16-week course delivery
  • No work experience or GRE admission requirement
  • Structured to actively connect and engage with your professors and colleagues
  • Earn a practicum experience relevant to your career goals and geographical location
  • Complete your program in two years
  • Gain employment and a lifetime of career advancement
  • Faculty are nationally recognized and published researchers

Program Distinctions

Student Organizations

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall Jan. 15 (priority), March 15, rolling through Aug. 1 Jan. 15 (priority), March 15, rolling through June 1 Jan. 15 (priority), March 15, rolling through Aug. 1

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. Jennifer Jones

Popular Careers

  • Administration
  • Advising
  • Alumni Relations
  • Athletics
  • Enrollment management
  • Residential life
  • Multicultural resource centers
  • Student life and development
  • Teaching

University Facts & Stats

  • Master’s graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and a tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.
  • Top 3 percent of the most affordable universities in the Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” ranking
  • 87.5 percent of higher education master’s students were employed in a related field in 2016-17

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