Requirements for Master of Arts in Higher Education with a Concentration in Higher Education Management and Organizations
Degree: Master of Arts in Higher Education
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
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.
All of our internships address significant organizational and management issues. Some of our internship opportunities include:
- National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good
- National Center for Institutional Diversity
- Taubman College
- Michigan Engineering First Year Program
- Office of Curriculum and Learning, Oakland Community College
- Residential College
- Integrative Systems and Design (ISD), College of Engineering
Total Credits: 30