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Master of Arts in
Higher Education Administration

Program of Study

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Required Foundation Courses (18 Credits)

Common Core (12 credits)
  • HIED 648 History of American Higher Education
  • HIED 649 Contemporary Issues in Higher Education
  • HIED 650 Higher Education Administration 
  • HIED 651 College Student Development 
Research Core or other Approved Courses (6 credits)  
  • HIED 693L Quantitative Data Management Education
  • HIED 762 College Student Research
  • EDP 612 Introduction to Research
  • EDP 613 Statistical Methods
  • EDP 617 Program Evaluation
  • SCFD 615 Qualitative Research methods

Electives and Support Area Examples (9 credits)

HIED Electives (9 credits)
  • HIED 652 Assessment in Higher Education
  • HIED 654 College Student Affairs
  • HIED 656 Higher Education Budget/Planning
  • HIED 693A Women/Gender Issues HIED
  • HIED 693B Higher Education/Popular Culture
  • HIED 693C Politics & Policy
  • HIED 693E International - HIED
  • HIED 693H Diversity Issues - Higher Education
  • HIED 693J Leadership & Organization
  • HIED 693K Land-Grant Colleges/Universities
  • HIED 752 Governance of Higher Education 
  • HIED 756 Higher Education Finance
  • HIED 760 Curriculum Development/Reform - Higher Education
  • HIED 793A Higher Education Internship

Required Capstone (3 Credits)

Capstone consists of placement at internship sites, monthly group discussions of how theory informs practice, weekly journaling, and portfolio development. Requires meeting with instructor in prior semester.
  • HIED 693C Higher Education Capstone