Higher Education Administration at Stony Brook Manhattan
The School of Professional Development is expanding its Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration Program to the Stony Brook Manhattan campus. Now is your opportunity to join a face-to-face cohort of higher education practitioners and complete your Master’s degree in 17 months (excluding summer).
The HEA Manhattan program is a 30-credit Master’s degree comprised of 6 core classes and 4 elective classes. Please visit www.stonybrook.edu/spd/hea/descriptions.html for course descriptions. HEA Manhattan classes are taught on the Stony Brook Manhattan campus, located at 28th Street and Park Avenue, with the exception of the CEK 595 Project Seminar, which requires students to meet at least one Saturday at Stony Brook University’s West Campus in Stony Brook, NY. All classes operate in a cohort fashion, with the same group of students completing each course in the same sequence. Various faculty members from the Stony Brook HEA program, who are all experienced higher education practitioners, will be instructing each course.
All courses in Cohort One take place on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. according to the schedule listed below:
CEK 501 - Foundations of Higher Education Administration: September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12
CEK 502 - College Student Development Theory: October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 23; December 7
CEK 503 - Leadership in Higher Education: January 4, 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8
CEK 523 - Student Affairs Administration: February 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
CEK 504 - Research and Assessment in Higher Education: April 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17
CEK 595 - Project Seminar: May 31 (face-to-face, on the campus of Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY); June 1-July 5 (online via 1:1 telephone and e-mail)
CEK elective: September 6, 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11
CEK elective: October 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22; December 6
CEK elective: January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7
CEK elective: February 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28
The four CEK elective courses in fall 2014 and spring 2015 will be face-to-face and selected based upon student interest and instructor availability. Students may request to substitute one or more CEK face-to-face courses with a 10-week online option during the fall 2014 or spring 2015 semesters; decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.
Students are required to attend EVERY class. Absences are not permitted, so it is important that applicants are able to attend every Saturday class as detailed above. Some instructors may utilize a hybrid approach with a mix of face-to-face and online teaching. The University utilizes Blackboard as its portal for online coursework, including accessing course materials, posting in a discussion board forum, and submitting assignments.
HEA Manhattan is open to applicants who currently work in the higher education field or who have at least 1 year of full-time professional work experience in higher education. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in undergraduate and/or graduate coursework and are required to complete the application which includes an official transcript, personal statement, resume, and two letters of recommendation. Applicants who have less than a 3.0 cumulative GPA may be considered for conditional admission. GRE scores are not required as part of the HEA application.
Completed HEA Manhattan applications for Cohort One are due by June 30, 2013.
Orientation & Registration:
All admitted students will register for CEK 501 & 502 for fall 2013; CEK 503, 523, & 504 for spring 2014; CEK 595 for summer; and two CEK electives (TBA) each in fall 2014 and spring 2015. Students will participate in a required orientation to meet each other and the HEA faculty, and learn more about the HEA program.