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Higher Education Administration at Stony Brook Manhattan

SPD offers its Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration Program at the Stony Brook Manhattan location. At this time, however, the HEA program is not accepting new applicants into its Manhattan program. Prospective students are encouraged to apply to either the on-campus or online program.

Program Details
The HEA Manhattan program is a 30-credit master of arts degree composed of 6 core classes and 4 elective classes.  Please visit for course descriptions. HEA Manhattan classes are taught on the Stony Brook Manhattan campus, located at 27th Street and Park Avenue, with the exception of the HEA 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. Faculty members from the Stony Brook HEA program, who are all experienced higher education practitioners, will be instructing each course.  


  • Cohort I (for students who began the program in Fall 2013)
  • Cohort II (for students who will begin the program in Fall 2014)

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.  A personal interview is required.  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.


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