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Master of Science in Higher Education Administration


Concentrations Offered

• General Higher Education
• Student Affairs
• International Programs


Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1

Spring Term . . . . . December 1

Summer Term . . . March 15

The mission of the Higher Education Administration M.S. is to prepare students for careers in College and University leadership and management. This includes work in Student Affairs, Academic Support, Development and Alumni Relations, Finance, Housing, and General College & University Administration.


This program is not intended for students seeking careers in K-12 schools or for teaching careers. Students with these goals should consult the other outstanding graduate programs in the College of Education and Human Services.

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.       

  • Official transcripts from all attended institutions 

  • Written statement identifying: 
    • Professional and career goals
    • Aspiration
  • Current resume 

  • Three current professional letters of reference that speak to your qualifications for success in graduate school. Letters need to be on official letter head (if applicable) and must have an original signature (electronic signatures are not acceptable). Letters from relatives will not be accepted.  Click here   for information on how to add/change your references.

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Luke Cornelius

(904) 620-5748

Building 57 , Room 3405