Higher Education Administration (M.S.)

Higher Education Administration (M.S.)

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

You'll be prepared 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 and administrative divisions. 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
  • Graduate assistantships available in various locations on campus
  • 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 as few as two years
  • Gain employment and a lifetime of career advancement

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 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
  • Admissions
  • Advising
  • Athletics
  • 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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