Master of Professional Studies in Higher Education Administration

Master's Degree

On-Campus & Online Formats

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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

On-campus & online


Full-time or part-time

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. You’ll also create a personal leadership development plan that you can use as a roadmap for continued growth and success after graduation.

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 program, you’ll be positioned to become a forward-thinking practitioner that adds value to institutions and advances the mission of higher education.


*Tuition for the Summer 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019 terms will be available in early 2018.