Master of Education - Higher Education Administration

Georgia Southern University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 36

Program Description

You can prepare for a career or growth within your career in post-secondary administration through this M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration. This program offers you the opportunity to satisfy course requirements on campus and via online instruction as either a part-time or full-time student. Through innovative instructional formats, you will explore historical and contemporary issues affecting the ‘products’ and ‘services’ of higher education.

The Higher Education Administration program emphasizes coursework in human development, research/evaluation, law/policy, finance/governance, and educational foundations/policy, as each relates to the nature and function of post-secondary institutional types. This M.Ed. will prepare you for a career with vocational/technical institutes, 2-year and 4-year public and private colleges and universities.

This 36-semester-hour program exposes students to a broad overview of the roles that academic affairs, student services, and business affairs have in the practice of higher education administration. Students can start the program in any academic semester. The program includes a practicum where you can work directly on a project in higher education.

Graduates of our program have careers in fields including student affairs, admissions, enrollment management, financial aid, government, and community relations, policy analysis, alumni relations, institutional and policy research, and athletics administration. Our alumni work in colleges and universities, governmental agencies, and consulting firms concerned with higher education.

Admissions Information

  1. Complete the requirements for a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Present a cumulative 2.75 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined.
  3. Submit a personal statement of purpose that identifies the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study and how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations.
  4. Submit a current professional resume or CV.
  5. Submit a completed “Disclosure and Affirmation Form” that addresses misconduct disclosure, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.

Provisional Admission

Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional students must earn grades of “B” or higher in their first nine (9) credits of course work after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status.

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation