Mission & Learning Goals

Today’s administrators must develop the expertise to move institutions forward, while ensuring that institutional values and educational quality are preserved. The Master's in Higher Education Administration program will equip administrators with tools to help their institutions succeed in this rapidly evolving environment. The overall goal of this program is to produce professionals who advance the core mission of higher education, while enjoying a fulfilling and rewarding profession.

Upon successfully completing the Master's in Higher Education Administration, you will be able to:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the roles and responsibilities of key functional areas within colleges and universities, including student affairs and administration roles
  • Evaluate distinguishing features of the U.S. higher education system, including comparing various institutional types
  • Explain the interplay between the educational functions of higher education, including program and curriculum development, instructional practices, learning assessment, and student affairs; and the business operations of the institution
  • Develop an ethical framework with which to evaluate policies and solve problems faced in higher education institutions