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, women in leadership, 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.

Design and Delivery of Study Abroad: While Studying Abroad (HIED 6/76595)

Looking for a summer 2015 study abroad experience? Consider Design and Delivery of Study Abroad: While Studying Abroad (HIED 6/76595). This trip will visit Kent State's study abroad programs in Dresden, Germany and Florence, Italy. The dates for this course/trip are May 9-22, 2015.

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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:

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

Reconstructing Policy in Higher Education: Feminist Post-structural Perspective (2010), co-edited by Susan Iverson, 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.