Higher Education Administration (M.S.)

Higher Education Administration (M.S.)

Think Do Mak a Difference St. Cloud State University St. Cloud State University

This program is not currently accepting applications. 

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

  • Courses blend online and face-to-face learning
  • Uses a cohort approach to help students build a professional network  
  • The practitioner-focused curriculum provides scholarly coursework and practical experiences
  • Faculty members are accomplished professionals with experience in the field
  • Offers job placement and career promotion assistance
  • Students are from all around the world including many Fulbright scholars
  • Students participate in a practicum experience to apply knowledge in a college or university setting 
  • Students without a job typically receive experience and financial assistance as graduate assistants

Program Distinctions

Student Organizations

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.

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

  • 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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