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Higher Ed Programs for a High-Impact Career

Whether you're in student affairs, academic affairs, or college/university operations, Stony Brook University's Higher Education Administration (HEA) program provides current and emerging professionals with the knowledge and skills you need to become a leader. Our curriculum can be optimized for professionals at different stages of their careers, from those just entering the field to more experienced, mid-level staff.

A Comprehensive Program from a World-Class University

Stony Brook University's master's program includes all aspects of higher education and student affairs, giving students a solid foundation that builds core competencies. From there, you can choose from a wide selection of courses taught by scholar-practitioners that best suit your current or desired career path. The program includes courses in:

• Student Affairs Administration
• Leadership in Higher Education
• Enrollment Management
• Diversity and Higher Education

Each course combines theory and practice, so you can immediately start applying the concepts you're learning to enhance your performance in your job or internship.

Our curriculum aligns with ACPA and NASPA professional competencies, and our degree and certificate programs have been approved for face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online delivery since they were launched in 2010.

Earn Your Degree in 16 Months

We schedule courses in five terms per year, so whether you plan to pursue your degree full-time, part-time or one-class-at-a-time, you'll find it easy to get the classes you need when you want them. With proper planning, full-time students can earn their master's degree in as few as 16 months. Part-time students can finish in about two years. View Sample Schedules

Flexible Scheduling:  Online, On-campus – or Both

Stony Brook University has been a leader in online learning for over 20 years. Our HEA program is taught by experienced faculty who are skilled in online instruction – including synchronous, asynchronous and hybrid formats. Students can choose to complete the program 100% online, or combine online and on-campus learning experiences.

*For Spring 2021, most courses will be held online.

100% online

No GRE Required

36 Credits

Multiple start dates

Affordable Excellence

Stony Brook's tuition rate is among the most affordable of all top-tier universities in the nation. Tuition and fees at SUNY are nearly 15% lower than the national average for public universities and 50% lower than those for for-profit institutions.

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Why Choose Stony Brook?

Stony Brook University appears in the top 80 of public universities by U.S. News and World Report. It is accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the programs are fully approved by the New York State Education Department for online delivery.

Stony Brook University/SUNY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educator.