Master's Degree in Higher Education Requirements

When admitted, you are assigned an academic advisor from among the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE) faculty members based on shared professional interests. Together, you and your advisor develop a plan of study appropriate to your background and career interests. As you progress, CSHPE faculty who know you coordinate on an annual academic review of your progress to ensure that your needs are being met.

We believe that master's graduates should be knowledgeable about many different aspects of higher education as a field of practice and inquiry. The course requirements are designed to provide a general introduction to the field, knowledge of theories that underlie different areas of practice, and discussion of critical issues within and across these areas.

The following is an overview of the master's of higher education. The degree program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, including the following:

An integral part of the program is a two-term (fall and winter) internship, selected by individual students based upon their career goals. These opportunities are developed specifically for higher education master's students and most include a paid hourly stipend. Upon acceptance into the CSHPE master's program, you'll be given a detailed description of the internship matching process.

For a summary of master's degree requirements, see the Master's Worksheet for Higher Education Programs.

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