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.

Curriculum Requirements

Core Courses in Higher Education12
Organization and Administration of Higher Education I (3 credit hours)
Student Diversity in American Higher Education (3 credit hours)
Enrollment Management: Theory and Practice (3 credit hours)
Workshop in Education (3 credit hours)
Core Courses in Research12
Quantitative Methods I (3 credit hours)
EPS 702 (3 credit hours)
Applied Multivariate Statistics (3 credit hours)
EPS 704 (3 credit hours)
Electives6
Select 6 credit hours from the following or as otherwise advised:
EPS 705 (3 credit hours)
CATEGORICAL DATA ANALYSIS (3 credit hours)
Item Response Theory (3 credit hours)
An Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling for Multivariable Data (3 credit hours)
Introduction to Multilevel Modeling (3 credit hours)
Meta-analytic methods for research synthesis. (3 credit hours)
Organization of Higher Education II: Governance, Leadership and Finance (3 credit hours)
College Student Development: Theory, Research and Practice (3 credit hours)
Critical Issues in Student Affairs (3 credit hours)
Advanced Seminar in Enrollment Management (3 credit hours)
Seminar in Higher Education Administration: Contemporary Issues (3 credit hours)
Workshop in Education (3 credit hours)
Workshop in Education (3 credit hours)
Workshop in Education (3 credit hours)
Practicum3
Field Experience in Educational Research (3 credit hours)
Total Credit Hours33