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 to the Master's (M.Ed.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), and Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) programs are due by December 1, each year for those who wish to be included in our annual graduate assistantship placement process, GA Days. Applications for those not seeking graduate assistantships are accepted on a rolling basis.

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


Gregory L. King has been selected as the 2023-2024 recipient of the Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs Alumni Award.

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