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. Applications for admission are DUE by December 1st.

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Learn more from our students about our master's degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs.


Learn more from our students about our Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration.


Watch the virtual 11th Annual Hooding Ceremony for our 2021 M.Ed. graduates. Congratulations, Class of 2021!


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

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

Dr. Talea Drummer-Ferrell has been selected as the 2020-2021 recipient of the Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs Alumni Award.

See Past Recipients