Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs - Ed.S.
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
300 White Hall
The Educational Specialist degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs provides continuing educational opportunities for practitioners who wish to hold careers as higher education administrators and staff professionals. The coursework prepares students for the varied challenges facing two-year, four-year and graduate institutions today and in the future.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
- Master's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
- Minimum 3.000 graduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale (minimum 3.250 graduate GPA is recommended) for unconditional admission
- Official transcript(s)
- GRE scores with recommended scores at 50th percentile or higher (waived if master's degree GPA is 3.25 or higher)
- Résumé or vita
- Goal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
- Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
- Minimum 77 MELAB score
- Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
- Minimum 58 PTE score
- Minimum 110 Duolingo English Test score
Applications will be assessed holistically, considering applicants' academic credentials, related professional experience, academic or professional references, scholarly and professional activities, among others. For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of theories of student and adult development that guide the profession and influence student learning and development within their collegiate environment.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding and conversant knowledge of the legal issues facing higher education today, including being familiar with legislation that impacts decision making within higher education and understanding the rights and responsibilities of students, staff, faculty and institutions.
- Demonstrate, through practical experience in two or more functional areas within higher education, the potential to succeed in professional leadership positions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the administrative and financial functions performed on a college or university campus.
- Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the diverse nature of higher education in the United States, and articulate the challenges and opportunities associated with the provision of a diverse, multicultural educational setting.
|HIED 76652||LAW AND HIGHER EDUCATION||3|
|HIED 76653||COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE||3|
|HIED 76657||LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS||3|
|HIED 76671||THE ADMINISTRATION OF MULTICULTURALISM AND DIVERSITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION||3|
|HIED 76749||ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION||3|
|Major Electives, choose from the following:||15|
|INTERNSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION|
|INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION|
|HISTORY OF HIGHER EDUCATION|
|THE PRIVATE LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE|
|STUDENT AFFAIRS FUNCTIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION|
|STUDENTS AND THE COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT|
|HIGHER EDUCATION CURRICULUM|
|THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE|
|FACULTY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES|
|POLITICS AND POWER IN ORGANIZATIONS|
|STATUS OF WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION|
|SERVICE LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION|
|FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION|
|BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION|
|ADMINISTRATION OF STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES IN HIGHER EDUCATION|
|INTERNATIONALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS|
|INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND AMERICAN COLLEGES|
|RESEARCH IN ADMINISTRATION OF INTERNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION|
|COMPARATIVE HIGHER EDUCATION|
|INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS|
|WORKFORCE, ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN COMMUNITY COLLEGES|
|ISSUES AND TRENDS IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION|
|INTERPERSONAL AND GROUP DYNAMICS IN EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS|
|EQUITY, JUSTICE AND U.S. HIGHER EDUCATION|
Additional electives as approved
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||30|