The Higher Education Administration Program, which offers a Master of Science in Education with concentrations in Enrollment Management, Student Life and Development, or Institutional Research and Policy Analysis, is designed to produce skilled and versatile higher education administrators who understand all aspects of their professional environment.

Our graduates enter a variety of roles in college and university administration with the ability to consider today’s challenges from a broad-based, highly informed perspective.

Also offered is a Certificate Program for working professionals who already have Master’s degrees and seek career-furthering credentials and skills.

The Institutional Research and Policy Analysis concentration (33 credits) focuses on skills necessary to conduct applied research related to the effective functioning of postsecondary institutions. Areas of study extend beyond integrating research into effective administrative or policy initiatives to include understanding state and federal policies, higher education foundations, statistics, and data analytics.

Core Courses in Higher Education
EPS 737Organization and Administration of Higher Education I3
EPS 744Student Diversity in American Higher Education3
EPS 748Enrollment Management: Theory and Practice3
EPS 764Workshop in Education3
Core Courses in Research
EPS 700Quantitative Methods I3
EPS 702EPS 7023
EPS 703Applied Multivariate Statistics3
EPS 704EPS 7043
Electives3
Meta-analytic methods for research synthesis.
CATEGORICAL DATA ANALYSIS
EPS 705
Item Response Theory
An Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling for Multivariable Data
Introduction to Multilevel Modeling
Organization of Higher Education II: Governance, Leadership and Finance
College Student Development: Theory, Research and Practice
Critical Issues in Student Affairs
Advanced Seminar in Enrollment Management
Seminar in Higher Education Administration: Contemporary Issues
Workshop in Education
Practicum
EPS 712Field Experience in Educational Research3
Total Credit Hours30