Higher Education Administration (M.S.)

Higher Education Administration (M.S.)

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The Higher Education Administration graduate program will provide you with the academic preparation and professional development necessary for an entry-level position of leadership at a post-secondary institution or organization nationally or internationally. You will be prepared for a leadership position in a diverse array of post-secondary institutions in academic, student and administrative affairs.

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 apply knowledge in a college or university setting.
  • 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 July 15/Rolling May 15/Rolling July 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 Hybrid

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

  • Top 3% of the most affordable universities in the Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” ranking
  • 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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