Master's Program


Master's Program
Dr. Tara Hudson


The Master of Education in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs 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), GRE if undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, goal statement, two letters of recommendation, resume or vita, and interview. Applications for GA Days/Admission for the fall semester are due by December 1st. Late applications are accepted and reviewed on a space available basis. Please refer to the Kent State Catalog for a full list of MEd admission requirements. Please also review the list of frequently asked questions about admission to our MEd program. If you have an admissions question that is not answered there, please contact the MEd program coordinator, Dr. Tara Hudson (

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.