The Higher Education Administration Program, which offers a Master of Science in Education with concentrations in Enrollment Management, Student Life and Development, and 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.

Curriculum Requirement

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 Enrollment Management, integrates theory, research, teamwork, and effective communication. It is an interdisciplinary program, with courses also required in the Miami Business School. Opportunities abound for integrating research and theory in daily practice.

Core Courses6
Enrollment Management: Theory and Practice
Advanced Seminar in Enrollment Management
Higher Education Foundations12
Organization and Administration of Higher Education I
Higher Education in the United States: From Harvard to Present
Student Diversity in American Higher Education
Seminar in Higher Education Administration: Contemporary Issues
May select 1 graduate business course from the following or as approved by an advisor:
Leading Teams
Foundations of Marketing Management
Budget and Financial Management and Administration
Quantitative Methods I (required)
Select 3 credit hours from the following or as otherwise approved:
Essentials of Research in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Program Evaluation
Qualitative Methods I
Survey Research Methods
Select 6 credit hours from the following or as otherwise approved:
Essentials of Economic Theory
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
Group Dynamics and Communication Skills
Workshop in Education
Workshop in Education
Practical Approach to Motivation and Ethical Decision Making
Creative Approaches to Problem Solving and Conflict Management
Total Credit Hours33