Requirements for Master of Arts in Higher Education with a Concentration in Higher Education Management and Organizations

Degree: Master of Arts in Higher Education

Time to Degree

Typically 3 semesters (1 ½ years) if enrolled as a full-time student starting Fall Term. Part-time students (including UM employees) are welcome, and work at their own pace.

Students wanting more extensive preparation should consider the dual-degree program in Higher Education (MA) and Business Administration (MBA)

Total Credits: 30

The selection of specific courses and complementary activities (including cognate courses and experiential activities) will be determined by the student and advisor, depending on the student’s selected area of focus.

Master's Core - 6 credits

Students will need to fulfill the following core requirements. Students are required to take
EDUC 561 – Introduction to Higher Education; and
EDUC 761 – Postsecondary Institutions as Complex Organizations.

Concentration requirements - 12 credits

HEMO students must elect six (6) credits in CSHPE courses that address organizational and/or management issues, and six (6) additional credits in CSHPE courses.
Courses previously offered that address organizational and management issues include:
EDUC 663 – Organizing for Learning
EDUC 669 – Development and Advancement in Higher Education
EDUC 763 – Financial Management and Strategy in Postsecondary Education
EDUC 863 – Planning, Analysis, and Institutional Research
EDUC 867 – Seminar in Organizational Theory
EDUC 868 – Philosophy of Academic Leadership
EDUC 874 – Law and Higher Education
EDUC xxx – Other CSHPE courses as approved by the advisor

Cognates - 6 credits

Chosen in consultation with an advisor, students are required to enroll and complete six credits of cognate coursework. At least three (and preferably six) of these credits will be
from courses that address organizational and/or management issues.

Research preparation requirement - 3 credits

EDUC 695 – Research and Educational Practice, or
EDUC 793 – Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Educational Research (or equivalent)

Practicum experience - 3 credits

EDUC 777 – Administrative Practicum

Students can fulfill the experiential component of this concentration by completing an approved internship experience in a setting that focuses on organizational and management issues. Requests to substitute other experiential learning opportunities that fall outside CSHPE internship settings may be made to the advisor. Approval for these internships and alternate experiences will be made by the MA Program Coordinator.

Internship requirement

All of our internships address significant organizational and management issues. Some of our internship opportunities include:

Total Credits: 30

Refer to the Master's Worksheet for Higher Education with a Concentration in Higher Education Management and Organizations

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