Master of Professional Studies in Higher Education Administration

Master's Degree

On-Campus & Online Formats

Develop the practical, applied knowledge needed to effect change in the higher education landscape.

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Master's in Higher Education Administration

Georgetown University will continue with remote learning for all on-campus programs through December 2020.

Georgetown’s Master of Professional Studies in Higher Education Administration prepares you with the practical, applied knowledge needed to transition into roles of increasing responsibility within the field of higher education.

Through a blend of focused study and hands-on practice, you’ll develop a 360-degree perspective of the U.S. higher education landscape and the specialized expertise needed to effect change. You’ll also have opportunities to connect with some of the nation’s leading higher education experts and organizations through real-world client engagements and case studies.

Our program examines the full scope of functions across a wide variety of higher education institutions. You’ll focus on not only the central role of operations but also the related responsibilities within key areas such as academic advising, admissions, and alumni relations. You’ll also have the opportunity to further hone your skills in one of two optional focus areas—student affairs or administration.

  • Number of Credits

    33 credits

  • Format

    On-campus & online

  • Total Tuition


  • Enrollment

    Full-time or part-time

  • Duration

    2 to 5 years

  • Semester of Entry

    Fall, spring, summer

Ethics is a cornerstone of our program. You’ll study foundational principles and best practices while exploring the connections between applied ethics, leadership, change management, and organizational culture. Our unique curriculum prepares you to add value to your institution and advance social justice in the ever-evolving higher education landscape. You’ll also develop an ethical framework with which to guide decision-making.

This section has testimonials from current students and alumni.

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    The rapidly changing environment of higher education demands professionals with applied knowledge and organizational agility. Our program combines intellectual rigor with new learning modalities to allow students to build a comprehensive and flexible course of study that will prepare them for careers in higher education.”

    Stephanie Kim, Ph.D., Faculty Director Master's in Higher Education Administration

Ideal for working professionals, our program is designed to fit your schedule. We offer flexible options to take classes online, on campus, or through a combination of both—so you don’t have to interrupt your career to earn your degree.

Upon completing the degree, you’ll become a forward-thinking practitioner, positioned to pursue a wide range of roles within higher education, including student affairs, admissions, academic advising, alumni relations, and diversity and inclusion roles.

*Tuition for the Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 terms will be available in early 2021.