The Master of Science in High Education Administration (MS HEA) is a specialized degree program. Candidates will work through coursework designed to prepare them to respond to the challenges faced by professionals in the field of higher education administration. Core coursework will explore leadership and change management theory; analysis of demographic trends; assessment and evaluation practices; exploring the delivery of all aspects of student services; and, solving problems of practice. Following the core, candidates will select a four-course concentration in either Student Affairs or Administration. At the end of the program, candidates will demonstrate mastery of educational research, planning, methodology, and design as they work towards the completion of an action research project in the Capstone courses.
The M.S. in Higher Education Administration is designed to prepare graduates for careers or career advancement in higher education. Graduates will be scholars, leaders, and practitioners in field of higher education administration.