As a master’s student in higher education, you’ll immerse yourself in the scholarship of the field while preparing for a career in university and college administration.

We cast a wide net in our coursework, examining foundational writing and leading research in higher education, as well as delving into associated work in sociology, psychology, history, and economics. Drawing on this base, our students engage in assessment, evaluation, and research projects on student experiences and higher education organizations that contribute to current thinking in the field. To complete the degree, students develop a case study project in the Capstone Integrative Seminar and orally present/defend their resulting work. Not all of our students go on to doctorate programs, but all are well prepared to do so.