Higher Education Administration Degree Requirements

The 36-hour Master of Education Degree (M.Ed.) in Higher Education Administration requires:

  • A minimum of thirty (27) graduate semester hours in foundations and leadership and professional prac-tice courses.
  • Two elective graduate level courses (6 hours) in education administration or a related field.
  • An internship (3 hours) based in a college or univer-sity or a related educational setting
  • Successful completion of three assessments of stu-dent learning outcomes.


The Curriculum for the masters program is designed for completion in two years of study, including summer coursework. The 36-hour curriculum includes founda-tions and leadership courses (6 hours), professional practice courses (21 hours), an internship (3 hours), and two elective courses (6 hours), as described be-low.

Foundations and Leadership (6 hours)

  • EDAD 6600 The American College and University (3 hours)
  • EDAD 6681 Organization and Leadership in Higher Education (3 hours)

Professional Practice (24 hours)

  • EDAD 6530 Student Services in Higher Education (3 hours)
  • EDAD 6535 College Student Development (3 hours)
  • EDAD 6675 Current Issues in Higher Education (3 hours)
  • EDAD 6684 Teaching, Learning & Curriculum in Higher Education (3 hours)
  • EDAD 6693 Diversity in Higher Education (3 hours)
  • EDFR 6700 Educational Research (3 hours)
  • EDFR 6675 Advanced Education Program Evaluation (3 hours)

Electives (6 hours)

To be taken from education administration offerings or re-lated fields as approved by advisor.

Internship (3 hours)