Higher Education Program

Online Professional Master's Program


Higher education administration cohort

The UT Higher Education Program will offer an online professional master's degree program focusing on Higher Education Administration starting in the summer of 2020. This 30-credit hour program is designed for working professionals with two or more years of  work experience in higher education or a related field. Students take one eight-week online course at a time over six semesters. All out-of-state students with a minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA are eligible for a scholarship that covers the out-of-state tuition surcharge
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The Curriculum

The program curriculum consists of a six-course core, followed by a four-course professional emphasis.

Higher Education Core

  • HED 6010 History of Higher Education
  • HED 6510 American College Student
  • HED 6640 Governance and Administration in Higher Education
  • HED 6570 Research in Higher Education
  • HED 6530 Theories of Student Development
  • HED 6770 Evaluation and Outcomes Assessment

To see the descriptions of these courses, click the button below.

Professional Emphasis In Higher Education Administration

    • HED 6730 Legal Aspects of Higher Education
    • HED 6750 Strategic Planning and Decision Making 
    • HED 6700 Finance of Higher Education
    • HED 6850 Critical Issues [focus on Higher Education Administration]






Industry Growth

The need for qualified postsecondary education administrators
is expected to grow faster than the national average.


notable distinction 

Enhancing your professional experience in higher education 
with a master’s degree is a valuable way to stand out to employers.

To learn more about career opportunities in higher education administration, click the button below.




Information sessions

We are conducting three virtual information sessions for this cohort on January 14, February 4 and March 3 from noon to 1 p.m.  Click the button below to register for one of these information sessions.



Application information

To apply for admission, you need to submit the following:


  • A completed College of Graduate Studies Admissions Form.
  • A baccalaureate degree granted by an accredited institution, with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Official transcripts from all higher education institutions previously attended.
  • A statement of purpose discussing your career goals in higher education.
  • Two letters of reference from individuals who can speak knowledgeably about your ability to write at the graduate level.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae, documenting two years of work experience in higher education or a related field.

To complete the COGS Admissions Form, click the button below.


admissions information

The deadline for admission for the 2020 Higher Education Administration cohort is April 17, 2020.  All applicants will be notified of admissions decisions the week of May 4, 2020


additional Questions

For additional questions, contact:

Dr. Ron Opp - Program Coordinator
The University of Toledo
GH 1000H, MS 954
2801 W. Bancroft St
Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: 419.530.2695
Fax: 419.530.4912
Last Updated: 1/14/20