Higher Education Master of Science Degree Program

The MS in Higher Education is increadingly recognized as an important credential for those seeking entry level and mid-level administrative employment in college and universities - working in student life, residence halls, academic advising, college athletics and so forth.  The curriculum is specifically designed to provide students with a strong theoretical and practical base, enabling them to effectively use research and theory in their day-to-day lives as higher education leaders and to prepare students to pursue doctoral education.

Program Requirements - 36 credits:

Core Courses - three courses (9 credits)

  • E Aps 600 - Introduction to Organizational Leadership (3)
  • E Aps 601 - Introduction to Social Analysis (3)
  • E Aps 614 - Quantitative Methods in Educational Leadership (3)

Support Discipline Courses - select two courses (6 credits)

  • E Aps 602 - The Economics of Education (3)
  • E Aps 606 (E Phl 606) - Ethics and Education (3)
  • E Aps 656 - Sociology of Higher Education (3)
  • E Aps 657 - History of Higher Education (3)
  • E Aps 658 - Politics of Higher Education (3)
  • E Aps 750 - Higher Education Finance (3)
  • E Aps 751 - Higher Education Law (3)

Higher Education Concentration Courses - select 4 courses (12 credits)

  • E Aps 609 - Leadership for Cradle to Career Education Systems (3)
  • E Aps 649 - Administration of Athletics in Higher Education (3)
  • E Aps 651 - Administration of Institutions of Higher Education (3)
  • E Aps 652 - College Student Affairs (3)
  • E Aps 654 - Community Colleges (3)
  • E Aps 659 - Assessment and Accountability in Higher Education (3)
  • E Aps 750 - Higher Education Finance (3)
  • E Aps 751 - Higher Education Law (3)
  • E Aps 752 - Research Colloquium on Higher Education (3)
  • E Aps 753 - Seminar on College Persistence (3)
  • E Aps 757 - Seminar in the Administration of the Community College (3)

Elective Courses - select 2 courses (6 credits)

  • Students can select any courses within the Support Discipline and Higher Education Concentration courses that have not been taken to fulfill those requirements.

Research Capstone Courses - (3 credits)

  • E Aps 680 - Seminar in Educational Administration (3)

Please note: This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. If you have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of your intended academic program.