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Curriculum

MSHEA Program Total Credits
33 crs.

MSHEA Core Courses
12 crs.
HEA505 Foundations & Emerging Trends in Higher Education
3 crs.
HEA510 The New Post Secondary Student
3 crs.
HEA515 Assessment and Evaluation
3 crs.
HEA520 Leading Change in Higher Education
3 crs.

MSHEA Concentration Courses
12 crs.
See below for concentration options.
12 crs.

MSHEA Capstone Courses
9 crs.
HEA687 Educational Research & Planning
3 crs.
HEA688 Educational Research Design & Methodology
3 crs.
HEA699 Capstone Project
3 crs.



Administrative Leadership Concentration
12 crs.
HEA645 Administration and Leadership of Higher Education
3 crs.
HEA647 Higher Education Policy, Politics and Pressing Issues
3 crs.
HEA671 Higher Education Organization & Governance
3 crs.
HEA673 Faculty in Higher Education: Ever Evolving Roles
3 crs.

Student Affairs Concentration
12 crs.
HEA641 Student Services in Higher Education
3 crs.
HEA646 College Student Development & Leadership
3 crs.
HEA648 College Student Personnel Administration
3 crs.
HEA649 Legal Practices & Ethics in Student Affairs
3 crs.

The university reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The university will notify students of any changes officially through the university website. 

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.

  

Program Outcomes

Masters candidates will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss the history, philosophy, and changes in trends in higher education.

  • Analyze theories and approaches of leadership and change management as they apply to organizational needs and culture.

  • Describe contemporary student populations and analyze demographic trends in postsecondary education. 

  • Analyze and critique the policies and laws that shape and govern contemporary practices in institutions of higher education. 

  • Develop the awareness and skills necessary to practice social justice and demonstrate cultural competency higher education.

  • Evaluate and analyze ethical standards and decision making practices as related to higher education administration.

  • Evaluate and apply effective solutions to professional problems of practice in higher education.

  • Apply theories of educational research, planning, methodology, and design towards the completion of an applied project.