Online Master's in Higher Education Administration

Online Course Schedule for Summer 2023

08 Jun 12-1pm ET
Master's in Higher Education Administration Webinar  
22 Jun 11:30am-1pm ET
SCS Open House Lunch  


All students are required to complete a three-credit capstone project as the culminating experience of the program. This course, taken during the student’s last semester, demonstrates the student’s advanced grasp of the discipline of higher education administration and provides the opportunity to synthesize all of the theoretical and practical content taught during the program into one course experience. Each student works with a faculty advisor who serves as a guide through the detailed development and execution of the project and related deliverables. The capstone project is also an opportunity for students to develop connections and gain mentors to help them progress in their career upon graduation. To successfully fulfill the capstone requirement, students must complete an applied research project or an in-depth research paper, and defend their work in front of a panel of faculty and experts.

Note: This course is completed asynchronously online. This course requires department approval.

  • Course #: MPEA-900-140
  • CRN: 17525
  • Instructor: Vandenboom, C.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 19, 2023


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 course is completed asynchronously online.

  • Course #: MPEA-610-140
  • CRN: 19327
  • Instructor: Lucus, J.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 19, 2023


Higher Education Policy

This course is designed to survey the policy landscape that has helped shape higher education and considers the direction and implications of current and future policies. Students examine federal, state, and local policies that affect institutions, including policies governing assessment systems and the regulation and financing of schools. They also explore the ways in which policy influences various aspects of the university, including governance, research, and student affairs.

Note: This course is completed asynchronously online.

  • Course #: MPEA-700-140
  • CRN: 17024
  • Instructor: Phillips, B.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 19, 2023


Higher Education Practicum

The practicum allows students to apply classroom concepts in the field. Participants spend a semester in a department or functional area of an institution and gain 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.

  • Course #: MPEA-760-101
  • CRN: 19498
  • Instructor: Brown-Mckenzie, C.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 19, 2023