Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in the Field of Higher Education Administration

The master of arts in education and human development in the field of higher education administration (M.A.Ed.&H.D) degree program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge for successful work in entry- and mid-career professional positions in institutions of higher education, associations, national and international government agencies, and related organizations. Students may select a concentration in general administration, student affairs administration, higher education policy and finance, and international education. The program of study includes an introduction to higher education administration, research design and analysis, the concentration (in-depth focus on a particular aspect of higher education and its administration), application electives (including internships and practicums), and leadership integration.

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 30 credits, including 12 credits in required core courses, 12 credits in one concentration (15 credits in student affairs administration), 6 credits in elective courses (3 in student affairs administration), and a capstone project.

Higher education administration core courses:
EDUC 6112Foundations of Assessment, Testing, and Measurement in Education
EDUC 6500Intro Stu Aff & Higher Ed
EDUC 6510Administration of Higher Education
EDUC 6585Master’s Internship in Higher Education Administration
EDUC 6590Capstone in Higher Education Administration
General administration concentration:
EDUC 6540Group and Organizational Theories
EDUC 6560Legal Problems in Higher Education
EDUC 6555Higher Education Policy
or EDUC 6565 Financing Higher Education
EDUC 8560Case Studies in Higher Education Administration
Electives
6 credits in elective courses to be selected in consultation with the advisor.
Higher education policy and finance concentration:
EDUC 6555Higher Education Policy
EDUC 6565Financing Higher Education
EDUC 6560Legal Problems in Higher Education
EDUC 8540History of Higher Ed
Electives
6 credits in elective courses to be selected in consultation with the advisor.
International education concentration:
EDUC 6602Regional Studies in International Education
or EDUC 6615 Internationalizing U.S. Schools
or EDUC 6630 International Experiences
EDUC 6610Programs and Policies in International Education
EDUC 6620Strategies and Analysis in International Education
EDUC 8560Case Studies in Higher Education Administration
Electives
6 credits in elective courses to be selected in consultation with the advisor.
Student affairs administration concentration:
EDUC 6520Foundations of College Student Development
EDUC 6525Managing College Student Services Programs
EDUC 6530Intercultural Campus Ldrshp
EDUC 6540Group and Organizational Theories
EDUC 6585Master’s Internship in Higher Education Administration
Electives
3 credits in elective courses to be selected in consultation with the advisor.