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Higher Education Administration

Curriculum & Schedules

The MS in Higher Education Administration requires the completion of 12, three-credit courses (36 credits total), a final capstone project and a final portfolio which documents students’ completion of the program’s learning outcomes. All courses are eight weeks long and are offered completely online.

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Enrollment Management
Institutional Advancement
General Administration
Online Teaching and Program Administration


At the end of the program, students engage in an original research project on a topic or issue in higher education which they find meaningful. Below is a list of topics on which students have recently presented their thesis research:

  • Institutional Mergers and Acquisitions in Higher Education: Determining Best Practices
  • Female Recruitment and Enrollment at Maritime Institutions
  • Restorative Justice Practices: Gauging the Readiness of Judiciary Committees at Nine Public Institutions
  • The Impact of Merit Based Aid versus Need Based Aid in College Student Enrollment
  • Barriers to Advancement, Voice, and Representation for African American Female Administrators at Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs)
  • Paperless Transmission of FERPA Protected Documents: Managing the Risks
  • Female Student Veterans in the Classroom: The Impact of Social Perceptions
  • Promoting Student Learning in Online Courses: Effective Faculty Strategies
  • Assessing the Factors that Lead Non-Traditional Adult Women to Online Learning Programs
  • Supporting the Success of First Generation College Students: A Case Study of Strategies, Programs, and Practices
  • Retention of the Adult Female Learner at Community College: The Impact of Student Services
  • Barriers to Hispanic College Students' Participation in Co-Curricular Activities
  • Best Practices in Establishing One-Stop Service Centers in Higher Education: Keys to Employee Satisfaction
  • Intercultural Competence Assessment: Measuring the Effectiveness of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Tool
  • The Role of Community Based Agencies in Creating Positive Service Learning Experiences
  • Best Practices and Strategies Provided by Instructional Designers: Assisting Online Adjunct Faculty with Effective Teaching