Outcomes & Careers
Successful Outcomes Rate
Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Leadership, Middle and Secondary Education report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.
Postsecondary Education Administrator
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a postsecondary education administrator is $115,200.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for an education administrator is $93,830.
Higher Education Administration MA Degree Map
Explore the courses you'll need to complete your degree
What You'll Study
With a master’s degree in higher education administration, you’ll be prepared for a leadership position in a post-secondary setting. You will learn to design, conduct, critique, and use various research methodologies: critically assess student needs and design improvement programs: develop strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills: and critically assess higher education function and stucture.
- EA617 Communication in Higher Education (3)
- EA620 Foundations of Higher Education I (3)
- EA623 Principles & Practices Higher Education (3)
- EA624 Theories of Student Development (3)
- EA626 Introduction to Student Personnel (3)
- EA629 Internship in Higher Education (3+3)
- GR691 Methods of Research (3)
Choose 3 hours
- EA622 Found in Higher Ed II: Leadership (3)
- SM570 Management and Leadership in Sports Org (3)
Choose 3 hours
- EA633 Legal Aspects in Higher Education (3)
- SM540 Legal Aspects of Physical Activity and Sports (3)
Choose 6 hours:
- EA507 School and Campus Safety (3)
- EA615 Wellness in Higher Education (3)
- EA616 Strategic Enrollment Management in Higher Educ (3)
- EA638 Women in Higher Education (3)
- EA643 Current Issues in Higher Education (3)
- EA670 Higher Education Capstone (3)
- ED535 The Trauma-Informed Professional (3)
- PY571 Introductory Behavioral Statistics (3)
- SM610 Principles & Practices of Sport Management (3)
- SM612 Current Topics, Issues, & Trends in Sports (3)
- SM655 Design and Operation of Sport-Related Facilities (3)
Choose one with advice of program coordinator
- GR698 Master's Final Comprehensive Examination (0)
- GR699 Master's Oral Examination (0)
In addition to the criteria established for general admission to graduate studies, applicants must have the following:
- An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
International applicants must also have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 OR TOEFL score of 95. This requirement is for non-United States citizens who are not native English speakers. Students from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are exempt from English proficiency verification.
Probationary admission will be considered under the following conditions:
If the applicant presents a GPA that is 2.5 to 2.749, or, if the applicant has achieved a GPA of 3.0 during the last 60 hours of undergraduate work. Students on probation may take up to nine hours in the program area and must achieve a grade of no less than "B" in this nine hours of work to continue in the program.
Applicants who are denied admission will have the opportunity to appeal to the College of Education, Health, and Human Studies Admission Appeals Committee, which will be comprised of one representative from each program area offering a graduate program.
The graduate assistantship (GA) is designed to provide support during full-time graduate study. It’s an opportunity for the graduate students to serve in a professional role while establishing a professional relationship with faculty and administrators. In addition to a per year stipend, GAs gain valuable experience. There are two kinds of assistantships: teaching and administrative.
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College of Education, Health and Human Studies
This degree is housed within the College of Education, Health and Human Studies. The college boasts programs that train students in mind, body, and soul. So, whether you want to teach, to care, to support, or to fix, we have a program to get you there.
Department of Leadership, Middle & Secondary Education - Accreditations
Graduate coordinators serve as the contact for graduate programs. The coordinators are most often faculty within the college which houses the program, helping you to get questions answered and first-hand knowledge of the degree requirements and placement opportunities.
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