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College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration

300 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2012


The Master of Education in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel prepares graduates to assume a wide variety of administrative positions within colleges and universities throughout the world, ranging from entry level to director level. The curriculum, grounded in theory and focused on practice, is designed to reinforce entry-level skills, to support diverse student populations in their development, and to cultivate the skills and competencies necessary to lead and administer programs. Focusing on the “big picture,” students gain an understanding of the complex environment in which they will be working.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), goal statement, GRE if undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, goal statement, two letters of recommendation, resume or vita and interview.

Please refer to the university policy for graduate admission.

Graduation Requirements

The master’s degree requires the successful completion of 45 semester hours of approved graduate study. Graduates are prepared to work as staff and administrators in campus life, career services, judicial affairs, resident services, alumni, admissions, academic success, academic advising, international student services, institutional advancement, upward bound, student disability services, student multicultural center and undergraduate and graduate studies.

Course Title Credits
EVAL 65511 Research in Educational Services
HIED 66653 College Student Development: Theory and Practice
  66492 Internship in Higher Education Administration
  66652 Law and Higher Education
  66655 Case Studies in Higher Education Administration
  66657 Leadership in Educational Organization
  66667 Business Administration in Higher Education
  66671 The Administration of Multiculturalism and Diversity in Higher Education
Choose from the following:
CHDS 68182 Career Development and Guidance (3)  
HIED 66492 Internship in Higher Education Administration (3-6)
  66521 Employment Law (3)  
  66595 Special Topics in Higher Education Administration (3)  
  66596 Individual Investigation in Higher Education Administration (2-4)  
  66600 History of Higher Education (3)  
  66601 Private Liberal Arts College (3)  
  66651 Student Affairs Functions in Higher Education (3)  
  66654 Students and the College Environment (3)  
  66656 Higher Education Curriculum (3)  
  66658 The Community College (3)  
  66660 Faculty Roles and Responsibilities (3)  
  66662 Politics and Power in Organizations (3)  
  66666 Financial Management in Higher Education (3)  
  66668 The Administration of Distance and Continuing Education Programs in Higher Education (3)  
  66669 Administration of Student Disability Services in Higher Education (3)  
  66670   Internationalization of Higher Education Institutions(3)  
  66672 International Students and American Colleges (3)  
  66673 Research in Administration of International Higher Education (3)  
  66674 Comparative Higher Education (3)  
  66675 Design and Delivery of Education Abroad Programs (3)  
  66676 Intercultural Communication for International Educators (3)  
  66677 Intercultural Communication for International Educators (3)  
  66678 Issues and Trends in Community College Administration (3)  
  66733 Interpersonal and Group Dynamics in Educational Organization (3)
  66740 Theories and Methods of Organizational Development (3)  
  66749 Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education (3)