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Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration

Program Overview

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Conducted 100% online, the Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration prepares students for mid-level administrative and leadership positions at higher education institutions and for further doctoral studies.

The program is designed to enhance career-related leadership and will focus on student services, academic affairs and student success, enrollment management, governance and organization of higher education, contemporary issues such as information technology, resource allocation, and other administrative functions. The degree also prepares interested students for candidacy in a doctoral program in Educational Leadership or Higher Education Administration. 

This degree may be completed with or without a thesis. Students seeking the M.A. in Higher Education Administration may also opt to pursue the Academic Advising Certificate or the Certificate in Higher Education Assessment and Institutional Research.

Program Breakdown
Degree Type Master of Arts (M.A.)
Length 30 Credit Hours
36 Credit Hours with Academic Advising Certificate
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

“After I got my degree I was eligible to get a promotion when a position opened up in my department. This position was only for someone who had obtained a master's degree.”

- Donielle Miller, M.A., '12 
Assistant Director of Student Activities

Donielle Miller

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