Graduates of this 30-credit, fully online program will be well-prepared to address the growing challenges that universities face such as the need to balance cost efficiency and student outcomes and increasing pressure to develop rigorous assessment strategies. In their studies, they will gain confidence in their ability to meet performance objectives set forth by accreditation and government bodies.
MA in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs (MA HEASA) students critically analyze the historical and social forces affecting underrepresented populations in higher education in order to develop an inclusive academic culture. The organizational decision-making responsibilities these professionals will be responsible for balance student engagement, retention, and operational efficiency. Graduates have the opportunity to develop their skills to fulfill these institutional needs and requirements with care and consideration for a large population of learners and educators.
No matter your location or professional background, MA HEASA students share one goal: to build future higher education leaders.
The program welcomes students seeking to enter the field, and bring a unique viewpoint to its challenges and opportunities. It is also well-suited for current higher education professionals who wish to expand their knowledge and advance their careers. Students from all backgrounds will have opportunities to examine the structures and fields within higher education and learn strategies for engaging and retaining students.
Students in the MA in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs (HEASA) program must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 throughout the duration of their studies. Students who drop below 3.0 will be placed on probation and will have one semester to raise their GPA. If the GPA is not above 3.0 after the probation semester, the student will be dismissed from the program with the option of an appeal. All appeals will be reviewed by the Program Director. Accepted appeals will allow the student another semester to raise their GPA. Rejected appeals will result in final dismissal from the program.
Updated: May 18, 2023
|EHA 603||Introduction to Higher Education||3|
|EHA 621||Introduction to Research Methods and Higher Education||3|
|EHA 607||History of Higher Education||3|
|EHA 641||College Student Development Theory||3|
|EHA 651||Diversity in Higher Education||3|
|EHA 631||Higher Education Finance||3|
|EHA 643||College Student Retention Theory||3|
|EHA 661||Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education (EHA 653 Legal Issues)||3|
|EHA 653||Legal Issues in Higher Education||3|
|EHA 691||Capstone Seminar||3|
**The Capstone Seminar is a 14 week long course and must be taken in the last semester of study.