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.

Enrollment Management Concentration

The Enrollment Management concentration (33 credit hours), the product of a unique collaboration between the School of Education and Human Development and the Division of Enrollments, integrates theory, research, teamwork, and effective communication. It is an interdisciplinary program, with courses also required in the School of Business Administration. Opportunities abound for integrating research and theory in daily practice.

Core Courses9
Enrollment Management: Theory and Practice (3 credit hours)
Advanced Seminar in Enrollment Management (3 credit hours)
Seminar in Higher Education Administration: Contemporary Issues (3 credit hours)
Higher Education Foundations9
Organization and Administration of Higher Education I (3 credit hours)
Higher Education in the United States: From Harvard to Present (3 credit hours)
Student Diversity in American Higher Education (3 credit hours)
Business6
May select 2 graduate business courses approved by an advisor: 1
Leading Teams (3 credit hours)
Foundations of Marketing Management (3 credit hours)
Budget and Financial Management and Administration (3 credit hours)
Research 26
Quantitative Methods I (3 credit hours)
Select 3 credit hours from the following or as otherwise approved:
Essentials of Research in Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours)
Program Evaluation (3 credit hours)
Qualitative Methods I (3 credit hours)
Survey Research Methods (3 credit hours)
Electives3
Select 3 credit hours from the following or as otherwise approved:
Essentials of Economic Theory (3 credit hours)
Survey Research Methods (3 credit hours)
The Community College (3 credit hours)
Administration of Student Affairs (3 credit hours)
Basic skills in Counseling and Interviewing (3 credit hours)
Psychological Bases of Education (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)
Practicum: Administration of Higher Education (3 credit hours)
Human Resource Management (3 credit hours)
Leading Teams (3 credit hours)
Budget and Financial Management and Administration (3 credit hours)
Directed Readings (3 credit hours)
Total Credit Hours33
1

See Graduate Academic Advisor for guidance.

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EPS 700 is required.