SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A master’s DEGREE IN higher education
Participate in excellence-driven programs that prepare you for careers in institutional advancement, policymaking, and non-profit organizations. The career choices are endless in higher education.
Enjoy the opportunity of learning from home with our web-enhanced technology. Our faculty are ready to give you the tools to grow and excel, wherever you may be.
Our program in Higher Education is one of the largest in the country. Join the ranks of our graduates who have become university faculty members and administrators.
Whether it's a full year in the classroom, residency or internships, you’ll engage in real-world learning experiences that build confidence and skills.
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Focus Your Passion
Earn your master’s degree with an emphasis in higher education administration.
Administration Emphasis (Non-Thesis)
Get ready to create meaningful direction in your career. Our Administration Emphasis introduces you to the field and profession of higher education. Explore the history of higher education and how it benefits communities and societies. Learn how colleges and universities work and lead their students to success. Our program will prepare you for rewarding entry and mid-level administrative careers (financial aid, registrar, housing, academic counseling, budgeting, student affairs, alumni relations and admissions). The program is completely online. Total Credit Hours: 30
Jobs in higher education extend far beyond teaching. From admissions and enrollment to student affairs and alumni relations, universities need leaders who are passionate about educational success. Discover what career path interests you.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
Provides a foundation for understanding how institutions of higher education in America function. Includes a study of systematic philosophies of education and their influence on instruction and administration in higher education.
Examines organizational theories, models, policies and cultures; external and internal governance and management processes; leadership theories and practices; and critical roles and responsibilities affecting a variety of college and university administrative and instructional units.
Examines the unique nature of the adult learner in higher education in contrast with young learners in K-12 classrooms. Emphasis will be placed upon theories of andragogy and practices in adult learning.
Graduate Program Cost
Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,669 for Texas residents and $7,341 for non-residents.