Requirements for Master of Arts in Higher Education with a Concentration in Student Access and Success

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.

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 - 3 credits

Students will need to fulfill the following core requirements. Students are required to take
EDUC 561- Introduction to Higher Education

Concentration requirements - 15 credits

SAS students must elect nine (9) credits in CSHPE courses that address student access or success issues, and six (6) additional credits in CSHPE courses. Courses previously offered that exemplify this focus include:

EDUC 563 – The Community College
EDUC 662 – Learning and Development in Higher Education
EDUC 663 – Organizing for Learning
EDUC 665 – Foundations for Student Affairs Educators
EDUC 690 – Academic Affairs and Student Development in Postsecondary Education
EDUC 760 – Access and Equity in Higher Education
EDUC 762 – Curriculum in Postsecondary Education
EDUC 864 – American College Students
EDUC 870 – International and Comparative Higher and Postsecondary Education
EDUC 873 – Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Higher Education
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.

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 student access and success 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

Existing internships that address student access and success issues include:

Total Credits: 30

Refer to the Master's Worksheet for Higher Education with a Concentration in Student Access and Success

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