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.