The Higher Education Administration (HIED) program prepares students for careers as highly effective higher education administrators and staff professionals. The coursework prepares students for the varied challenges facing two-year, four-year and graduate institutions today and in the future.

The HIED program includes over 100 students working toward a master's or doctoral degree; five program faculty; and over 700 alumni.

Students complete coursework in the areas of college student development, organization and administration of higher education, student affairs, law, employment law, leadership, research, administration of multiculturalism and diversity, and business administration. Electives include topics such as curriculum, status of women, the private liberal arts college, history of higher education, international students, college environments, case studies, community and junior colleges, faculty, disability services, politics and power, distance and continuing education, interpersonal and group dynamics, assessment and evaluation, and comparative higher education.

Doctoral Level Graduate Assistantships (GA) Available

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Announcements of accomplishments by students and alumni are regularly added to our program brag sheet!

Finally, check out some recent books by HIED faculty:

Feminist Community Engagement: Achieving Praxis (2014), co-edited by Susan Iverson, associate professor

Experiential Activities for Teaching Career Counseling Classes and Facilitating Career Groups (2014), co-edited by Tracy Lara, associate professor

Business Practices in Higher Education: A Guide for Today’s Administrators (2010), by Mark Kretovics, associate professor

The Challenge of Bologna (2010), by Paul Gaston, Trustee Professor

Public School Law, 6th ed. (2009). Stephen B. Thomas, Nelda H. Cambron-McCabe, & Martha M. McCarthy (Allyn & Bacon); the Chinese edition of this text was published in 2010, by Martha M. McCarthy, Nelda H. Cambron-McCabe, & Stephen B. Thomas.