Online Master's in Higher Education Administration
Online Course Schedule for Spring 2024

05 Jun 12-1pm ET
Master's in Higher Education Administration Webinar  
27 Jun 11:30am-1pm ET
SCS Open House Lunch  
24 Jul 12-1pm ET
Higher Education Administration—Virtual Alumni Panel  

Global Higher Education

This course introduces students to a global approach to higher education, exploring how globalization has affected higher education and how institutions are adapting to the shifting landscape. Throughout the course, students explore current events and issues in higher education with a global perspective while examining the implications that globalization has on governance, operations, academic and student affairs, and enrollment. Topics such as the rise of global-format education programs outside of traditional study abroad programs, increasing international student enrollments, and the expansion of international branch campuses will also be covered.

Note: This section meets asynchronously - there are no meeting times.

  • Course #: MPEA-5200-101
  • CRN: 45688
  • Instructor: Lucus, J.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – May 11, 2024


Higher Education Practicum II

This second course of the two-part practicum series allows students to build on the foundational experiences gained from the prior semester. Participants spend a semester in a department or functional area of an institution and gain further experience as a higher education administrator. Students are expected to reflect on the practicum and synthesize the experience with their coursework. Students work with an advisor for this learning experience, and assignments evaluate their learning throughout the duration of the practicum. Students may take up to two elective practicums as part of their course of study. This opportunity gives students a better understanding of possible career paths through hands-on experience.

Note: This course meets asynchronously - there are no meeting times.

  • Course #: MPEA-7955-101
  • CRN: 45689
  • Instructor: Brown-Mckenzie, C.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – May 11, 2024


Org & Admin in Higher Ed

This course will introduce students to the governance, structure, and management of higher education institutions. Different institution types (community colleges, colleges, universities, for-profit institutions) will be addressed so that students begin to understand how operating models differ among institutions. This course will prepare students for further course work in the Administration focus area and will provide an introduction to several elective courses, including Faculty Governance and Academic Administration, Budgeting and Financing in Higher Education, and Planning and Resource Management in Higher Education.

Note: This course is completed asynchronously online - there are no meeting times.

  • Course #: MPEA-5300-101
  • CRN: 36572
  • Instructor: Masiello, D.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – May 11, 2024


StdtAffairs:Orient to Prfssion

This course will provide students with an overview of the profession of student affairs. Students will explore the role of student affairs professionals in relation to functional/programmatic areas and supporting the institutional mission. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the responsibilities that student affairs professionals have in promoting holistic student development including intellectual, social, moral, and emotional development. Emphasis will be placed on self-reflection and developing a professional philosophy towards student affairs practice.

Note: This course is completed asynchronously online.

  • Course #: MPEA-5400-101
  • CRN: 36573
  • Instructor: Vandenboom, C.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – May 11, 2024


Student Assessment/Evaluation

Understanding student outcomes assessment is critical for anyone working with faculty or academic departments or co-curricular student engagement, as this is the basis of evaluating student learning. This course will provide an introduction to student outcomes assessment for administrators during the first part of the course. The second part of the course will then focus on program evaluation, which will teach administrators how to work with faculty, department chairs, and other administrators to evaluate the health of academic and co-curricular programs in order to fine-tune, update, or sunset programs.

Note: This course does not have any meeting times and is completed online.

  • Course #: MPEA-7300-101
  • CRN: 46774
  • Instructor: Phillips, G.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – May 11, 2024