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.

Student Life and Development Concentration

The Student Life and Development concentration (36 credit hours) provides knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate undergraduate students’ transition, adjustment and involvement in college, in ways that enhance their academic achievement and lead to persistence and graduation.

Core Courses
EPS 740Administration of Student Affairs3
EPS 744Student Diversity in American Higher Education3
EPS 745Organization of Higher Education II: Governance, Leadership and Finance3
Higher Education Foundations
EPS 737Organization and Administration of Higher Education I3
EPS 742Higher Education in the United States: From Harvard to Present3
EPS 748Enrollment Management: Theory and Practice3
EPS 751Seminar in Higher Education Administration: Contemporary Issues3
Counseling and Advising
EPS 676Counseling Process and Practice3
EPS XXX Group Dynamics and Communication Skills3
EPS 741Basic skills in Counseling and Interviewing3
Research
EPS 624Essentials of Research in Social and Behavioral Sciences3
EPS 625Program Evaluation3
EPS 700Quantitative Methods I3
EPS 714Qualitative Methods I3
EPS 717Survey Research Methods3
Electives
Select one of the following for a total of 3 credit hours or as otherwise advised:3
The Community College
Organization of Higher Education II: Governance, Leadership and Finance
Critical Issues in Student Affairs
Advanced Seminar in Enrollment Management
Practicum
EPS 754Practicum: Administration of Higher Education1-6
Total Credit Hours49-54