Higher Education Administration (M.S.)

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.

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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
  • Complete your program in two years
  • Gain employment and a lifetime of career advancement
  • Faculty are nationally recognized and published researchers

Program Distinctions

Graduate Director

Dr. Jennifer Jones

Student Organizations

Popular Careers

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

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
International
Inside U.S.
Fall Jan. 15 (Priority 1) March 15 (Priority 2) Aug. 1 (Final) Jan. 15 (Priority 1) March 15 (Priority 2) Aug. 1 (Final) Jan. 15 (Priority 1) March 15 (Priority 2) Aug. 1 (Final)
Spring N/A N/A N/A
Summer N/A N/A N/A

University Facts & Stats

  • Master’s graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and a tuition reimbursement for up to nine graduate credits per semester.
  • Top 3 percent of the most affordable universities in the Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” ranking
  • 85.7 percent of higher education master’s students were employed in a related field in 2019-20

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