Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration
The Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration is a 36-credit program that
can be taken after completing a bachelor’s, master’s, or other advanced degree. It
is the appropriate degree for someone who wishes to work in the higher education field
in a student affairs or administration capacity—either working directly with students
or in a service-related or administrative department.
Current and upcoming course offerings are updated for every semester and can be found on the HEA Course Schedule webpage. For details on scheduling, course load, format and other important information please review the Higher Education Curriculum.
Students who matriculated prior to Fall 2016 should refer to the degree requirements listed in Graduate Bulletin.
Core Courses - 18 credits. The following 6 courses are required.
HEA 501 - Foundations of Higher Education Administration
HEA 502 - Survey of College Student Development Theory
HEA 503 - Leadership in Higher Education
HEA 504 - Research and Assessment in Higher Education
HEA 521 - Diversity and Higher Education
HEA 595 - Project Seminar
Electives - 18 credits. Select 6 courses from the list below.
HEA 510 - Technology in Higher Education
HEA 520 - Advising and Counseling in Higher Education
HEA 522 - Crisis Management and Prevention in Higher Education
HEA 523 - Student Affairs Administration
HEA 524 - Enrollment Management
HEA 525 - The Contemporary Undergraduate
HEA 526 - Career Counseling and the Psychology of Work
HEA 527 - Community College Administration
HEA 528 - External Relations in Higher Education ( New Course Pending)
HEA 530 - Legal Issues in Higher Education
HEA 531 - Finance Issues in Higher Education
HEA 532 - Facilities Management in Higher Education
HEA 533 - Intercollegiate Athletics in Higher Education
HEA 534 - Philanthropy in American Higher Education
HEA 535 - International Higher Education
HEA 540 - Critical Issues in Higher Education
HEA 560 - Comparative University Systems
HEA 586 - Practicum in Higher Education
HEA 587 - Advanced Practicum in Higher Education Administration