Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies recently expanded its graduate degree offerings to include the higher education sector. The Master of Professional Studies in Higher Education Administration will welcome its inaugural class in the fall of 2018.
The Higher Education Institutions of Tomorrow
As one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, Georgetown University is well positioned to train graduate students in the field of higher education. In response to rapid changes within higher education—the rise of digital technology; increasing student mobility; and a changing student demographic that is the most racially, socioeconomically, and academically diverse in history—colleges and universities must adopt a nimble approach to serving their students. According to Kelly Otter, Ph.D., dean of Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies, the insights gained in these higher education programs will position students to lead institutions of higher education into the future.
“Higher education is among the most competitive industries in the United States; colleges and universities that attract and retain bold, entrepreneurial thinkers and leaders will be positioned for success in this evolving ecosystem,” Dean Otter said.
A Complete Exploration of Higher Education
The Master’s in Higher Education Administration examines the scope of functions across the full range of higher education institutions—from the central role of operations to related responsibilities within key areas such as academic advising, admissions, and alumni relations. Two optional focus areas, student affairs and administration, will allow students to specialize.
The program is designed to fit the busy schedule of a working professional. With evening and online class options, students can complete their graduate degree without interrupting their careers. Taught by faculty with both professional experience and traditional academic expertise, the courses range from Ethics and Leadership in Higher Education to Budgeting and Finance to Student Learning Outcomes Assessments—positioning students to become forward-thinking practitioners equipped to add value in the higher education sector.
SCS continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and respond in support of the University community. Currently, all summer term courses will continue through distance instruction.
In terms of the Fall 2021 semester, the School of Continuing Studies will resume regular operations effective August 16 at the 640 Massachusetts Avenue building, unless otherwise noted for specific programs.