Higher Education Program

Online Master's Program

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2021 Higher education administration cohort

 

Program Overview

The Higher Education Online Master’s Degree program is a professional development opportunity designed to develop a deep understanding of higher education administration issues and practices in two- and four-year colleges and universities.   The program is open to anyone with a baccalaureate degree interested in learning more about higher education administration as a career option.  The program attracts individuals interested in pursuing entry-level administrative and professional staff positions in higher education, as well as individuals already working in higher education interested in pursuing mid-level positions.   

 Program Details

The Higher Education Program has begun recruiting for its next master's degree cohort focusing on Higher Education Administration, starting August 30, 2021.  In this 30-credit hour program, students take one online eight-week course at a time over six semesters.  Students without full-time work experience in higher education participate in a practicum experience at a college or university near them.   All students develop a web-based portfolio that showcases their growth and development.  Out-of-state students are charged a surcharge of only $5 per credit hour.  Applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis till the start of the 2021 fall semester.

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program Curriculum

The program curriculum consists of 10 courses taught by the Higher Education Program faculty, all of whom have Quality Matters certification to teach online. Depending upon the semester you start the program, the order of the courses will vary.

Higher Education Courses

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

 

 

    • HED 5900 Diversity Leadership
    • HED 6730 Legal Aspects of Higher Education
    • HED 6700 Finance of Higher Education
    • HED 6850 Critical Issues (in higher education administration)

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    • HED 6940 Master's Practicum

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

Course rotation

First - HED 6010 - History of Higher Education 

Second - HED 6770 Evaluation and Outcomes Assessment

 First - HED 6640 - Governance and Administration

Second - HED 6510 - American College Students

 

Session II: HED 6530 - Theories of Student Development

First - HED 5900 - Diversity Leadership

Second - HED 6700 - Finance of Higher Education

 

 

 

   First - HED 6730 - Legal Aspects of Higher Education

Second - HED 6850 - Critical Issues (in higher education administration)

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HED 6940 Master's Practicum

 

 

 

Session II: HED 6570 - Research in Higher Education

 


CAREER OUTLOOK

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Industry Growth

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


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notable distinction 

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

You can learn more about career opportunities in higher education administration, and about graduate tuition costs,  by clicking on the buttons below.  

 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

GRADUATE TUITION COSTS 

   

Admissions information

Admissions materials need to include:

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  • the College of Graduate Studies Admissions Form.
  • official transcripts from all higher education institutions you have attended.
  • a statement of purpose discussing your career goals in higher education.
  • two letters of reference from individuals who can speak to your ability to write at the graduate level.
  • a resume.

The COGS Admissions Form can be found by clicking the button below.

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additional Questions

For additional questions, contact:

Dr. Debra Brace                                                                                                       Dr. Ron Opp
(419) 530-4375                                                                                                         (419) 530-2695
debra.brace@utoledo.edu.                                                                                ron.opp@utoledo.edu



Last Updated: 2/22/21