Higher Education Administration, MEd

Institutions of higher education around the world are facing considerable pressures that range from changing demographics to financial strain amid disruptions unimaginable 20 years ago.  Administrators must develop foundational skills to create conditions that allow their students and institutions to thrive in a constantly changing world. The Master of Education in Higher Education Administration prepares practitioners for the unique and difficult challenges facing the next generation of higher education professionals. This program allows students the flexibility to build upon their skills in a customized manner with a focus on practical skills and course designs firmly grounded in experiential learning.

The Master of Education in Higher Education Administration degree program seeks to prepare student with the knowledge to understand the structure, governance, and operation of various higher education organizations. Within the context of classes, students have an opportunity to develop solutions to real world problems. This innovative master’s degree program explores complex industry issues such as student demographics, financial concerns, legal and policy requirements, technology, and competitive forces.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

General Requirements

EDU 6051Culture, Equity, Power, and Influence4
EDU 6204The Foundations of Higher Education5

Required Courses

EDU 6205The Demographics of the New College Student4
EDU 6217The History of Colleges and Universities4
EDU 6218Money Matters: Financial Management in Higher Education4
EDU 6219Higher Education Law and Policy4
EDU 6234Program Evaluation, Assessment, and Accreditation in Higher Education4


EDU 6222Contemporary Issues Capstone4


Complete 12 quarter hours from the following:12
Crisis Communication
Implementation and Management of Social Media Channels and Online Communities
Leveraging Digital Technologies: Strategy, Assessment, and Governance
Faculty, Curriculum, and Academic Community
The College Student Experience
Change Agency
Strategic Leadership in Enrollment Management
Budget Development
The New Supervisor
Supervising Through Change
Challenges in Supervision
Crisis Management
Midlevel Strategic Planning
Survey Design
How People Learn
Connecting Theory and Practice
Open Learning
Developing Your Leadership Capability
Leading Teams
Legal and Governance Issues in Nonprofit Organizations
Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations
Fundraising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations
Grant and Report Writing

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

45 total quarter hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required