Other Concentrations

Higher Education Concentration

This concentration prepares individuals for administrative and leadership positions in colleges and universities, associations, and government agencies whose activities affect higher education. Within the concentration, students may choose to emphasize administration or student affairs.

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Degree Requirements

Total credits: 36

This is a Green Leaf program.

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Students pursuing this degree must successfully complete 36 credits of graduate coursework in one of the concentrations which follow. Students must submit a curriculum worksheet that has been approved by their concentration head and the director. All students complete their work in the program with a project or thesis.

Concentration in Higher Education (HEDU)

Effective spring 2019, this concentration will no longer accept applications for new students.

This concentration prepares individuals for administrative and leadership positions in colleges and universities, associations, and government agencies whose activities affect higher education. Within the concentration, students may choose to emphasize administration or student affairs.

Required Course of Proseminar

MAIS 796 MAIS ProSeminar 1
Total Credits 1

Core Courses

HE 621 Higher Education in the United States 3
or HE 601 The Community College
Select three additional core courses from relevant courses in consultation with an advisor 9
Total Credits 12

Research Methodology

Select one course of research methodology courses 3
Total Credits 3

Specialization

HE 722 Organization and Administration in Higher Education 3
or HE 644 Management and Administration of Student Services in Higher Education
Total Credits 3

Electives

Select three to four electives in consultation with advisor. 1 9-12
Total Credits 9-12
1

Students choosing to do a project will take 12 elective credits and students choosing to do a thesis will take 9 elective credits.

Practicum

HE 685 Practicum 3
Total Credits 3

Proposal

MAIS 797 Interdisciplinary Studies Proposal 1
Total Credits 1

Project or Thesis

Select one from the following: 1-4
Interdisciplinary Studies Project (take 1 credit)  
Interdisciplinary Studies Thesis (take 4 credits)  
Total Credits 1-4
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