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 Courses
EPS 748Enrollment Management: Theory and Practice3
EPS 749Advanced Seminar in Enrollment Management3
EPS 751Seminar in Higher Education Administration: Contemporary Issues3
Higher Education Foundations
EPS 737Organization and Administration of Higher Education I3
EPS 742Higher Education in the United States: From Harvard to Present3
EPS 744Student Diversity in American Higher Education3
May select graduate business courses approved by program. 1
MGT 603Leading Teams3
MKT 660Foundations of Marketing Management3
POL 501Budget and Financial Management and Administration3
Research 2
EPS 700Quantitative Methods I3
Select X of the following:
Essentials of Research in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Program Evaluation
Qualitative Methods I
Survey Research Methods
Essentials of Economic Theory
Survey Research Methods
The Community College
Administration of Student Affairs
Basic skills in Counseling and Interviewing
Psychological Bases of Education
Organization of Higher Education II: Governance, Leadership and Finance
College Student Development: Theory, Research and Practice
Critical Issues in Student Affairs
Practicum: Administration of Higher Education
Human Resource Management
Leading Teams
Budget and Financial Management and Administration
Directed Readings
Total Credit Hours33

See Graduate Academic Advisor for guidance.


EPS 700 is required.