Master's in Higher Education Administration


14 Feb 11:30am-1pm ET
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07 Mar 6-7pm ET
Higher Education Administration Sample Class  

A multitude of forces is demanding that higher education change to accommodate a brand new world, a new reality, a different landscape in which the present and future are dynamic and uncertain. Today’s institutions of higher education must transform and adapt to an array of new roles and responsibilities, from serving the most racially, socioeconomically, and academically diverse student population in history to making a quality education affordable, scalable, and global. To meet these new opportunities, institutions of higher education are seeking individuals with a unique portfolio of knowledge and skills that will enable them to tackle competitive challenges and implement new and effective organizational strategies.

The Master’s in Higher Education Administration provides distinctive learning opportunities in an applied setting, guiding students in the development of strategic and organizational agility to become effective leaders in the American higher education sector. Graduates of this program will gain the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to move into administrative positions of increasing responsibility and have a greater impact on the transformation of higher education communities.

This is an exciting moment in higher education. Traditional assumptions are being challenged. A shift is occurring in how we think about when, where, and with whom the dynamic of teaching and learning takes place; providing relevant student services to the new traditional students, non-traditional learners; bundling and unbundling; and assessing the effectiveness of teaching, learning, and administration. There is a growing need for institutions of higher education, whether they be public, private, nonprofit, or for profit, to adapt to rapid advancements in digital technology, increasing student mobility, and to the cultural and economic changes and complexities of the 21st century. Among the most competitive industries in the United States, the colleges and universities that will be poised to achieve their missions and visions are those who attract and retain talented, bold, and entrepreneurial thinkers and leaders.

I invite you to explore Georgetown University as you seek to advance your career in higher education, a field that is increasingly complex and rich with opportunity.

Stephanie K. Kim, Ph.D.
Faculty Director and Associate Professor of the Practice
Higher Education Administration

Stephanie Kim

Dr. Stephanie Kim (she/her/hers) brings fifteen years of experience as a scholar, educator, and practitioner ...

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Erika Cohen-Derr

Erika Cohen Derr, DLS serves as an Assistant Vice President in Student Affairs at Georgetown ...

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Thomas Harnisch

Dr. Thomas Harnisch has over a decade of experience in higher education policy and serves ...

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Erwin Hesse

Erwin Hesse has over a decade of admissions and recruitment experience in higher education. He ...

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Caitlin Huntley

Caitlin H. Cochran is Associate Dean of Summer and Special Programs and Adjunct Lecturer for ...

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John Lucus

Dr. John Lucas brings two decades of experience in higher education and student mobility. He ...

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Mary McFarland

Dr. Mary McFarland is co-founder and past President/ International Director of Jesuit Worldwide Learning (JWL) ...

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David Parkyn

Retired from the presidency of North Park University Chicago in 2017, Dr. David L. Parkyn ...

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Judith Pérez-Caro

Judith Pérez-Caro, Ph.D. (she/her) is a sociologist and Latinx studies scholar with expertise in diversity ...

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Bradley Phillips

Brad Phillips, Ed.D. is the Executive Director (staring July 1, 2021) of the Maryland Association ...

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Edward Smith

Edward Smith is an adjunct lecturer in Georgetown University’s Higher Education Department and a senior ...

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Kimberly Underwood

Dr. Kimberly Underwood is a faculty member in the Higher Education Administration program at Georgetown ...

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