Higher Education

MS-Higher Education  (MS-HIED)
Areas of emphasis available:
Administration
Teaching
The Master of Science in Higher Education is a master's degree with two different areas of emphasis.
The Master of Science in Higher Education with an Emphasis in Higher Education Administration provides students with a basic foundation in the discipline of Higher Education and is designed to prepare entry-level administrators for positions in colleges and universities.  The program includes eight courses (27 sem. hrs.) in Higher Education (the major) and three electives (9 hrs.).   Students select these electives, with the assistance of the student's adviser, from the departments on campus that offer graduate coursework in disciplines that complement the coursework in the major.
The Master of Science in Higher Education with an Emphasis in College Teaching provides students with the basic requirements for teaching and is designed to prepare faculty for positions in higher education.  The program includes six courses (18 hrs.) in the major (Higher Education) and six courses (18 hrs.) in a teaching field outside the department.  Students select this teaching field, with the assistance of the student's adviser, from the departments on campus that offer graduate coursework in disciplines typically taught in the region's community colleges.
  • The courses for this program are available only online (no face-to-face courses).  This program is not available to international students. 

Required Documents for Admission

Admission Consideration Requirements for All Students

  • Application
  • Application fee:  $50 domestic student 
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
  • At least one of the following:

    • Official General Test GRE scores or
    • An awarded bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with:
      • at least a 3.00 GPA on the last 60 hours of the degree or
      • an overall GPA of at least a 3.00 of the degree

Application Packet Submission Deadline:

Domestic student applications are accepted throughout the year.