Curriculum

To earn an MPS in Higher Education Administration, you must successfully complete 11 courses (33 credits total), including:

  • 2 core courses (6 credits total):
    • Ethics
    • Capstone
  • 4 foundation courses (12 credits total):
    • American Higher Education
    • Global Higher Education
    • Organization and Administration in Higher Education
    • Student Affairs: Orientation to the Profession
  • 5 elective courses (15 credits total):

You’ll have the flexibility to earn your degree at a pace that suits your schedule—you can take up to 9 credits per semester and have up to five years to complete the degree.

  • Full-time students typically take three courses during the fall and spring semesters, and two courses during the summer semester.
  • Part-time students typically take one to two courses during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Focus Areas
The Higher Education Administration program offers two focus areas that enable you to tailor your studies and sharpen your expertise in a particular specialty:

  • Administration
  • Student Affairs

Program Formats
The Higher Education Administration program is available in both an online format and an on-campus format. You can opt to take classes online, on campus, or through a combination of both.

  • On-Campus Format: In the on-campus format of the Master's in Higher Education Administration, classes are held at the same times every week at our downtown D.C. campus.
  • Online Format: The online Master’s in Higher Education Administration has the same curriculum as the on-campus format and offers access to all of the same University resources. In this format, you’ll be able to watch lectures and complete assignments on your own schedule.