Agenda Item FA 16-44

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Education and Human ServicesCOEHS (Graduate) – (Leadership, School Counseling, & Sport Management)

New Degree Program Request –Proposal for Master of Science – Higher Education Administration Major (1 package)

12/01/16: Passed

12/08/16: Approved

01/10/17: UBOT

Log Number: 201608-17

New Degree Program Request:

Proposal for Master of Science – Higher Education Administration Major
- Graduate

Log Number: 201608-17


Summary of the Changes:
This is a proposal to create a new M.S. in Higher Education Administration. This proposal is actually the conversion of the current HEA track within the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership degree to an independent degree for the reasons contained in the attached document. The Higher Education Administration M.S. degree will offer students three concentration tracks to choose from: General HEA, Student Affairs, and International Programs. Each of these will have a 12-credit concentration as part of the overall 36 credit-hour degree program. The degree is designed to produce leaders and professional staff for all areas of higher education, including development, student affairs, finance and academic support, and for all types of post-secondary institutions including public and private colleges and universities, community colleges, and vocational training institutions. Students will learn the history and foundations of the field as well as program required courses in leadership concepts, organization, law, finance, policy, diversity, and student affairs, in addition to a college required research course and their concentration electives. Data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows a strong and growing demand for professionals with this degree, especially in Florida. An additional line has been requested which is also a standing request for the current track, but no additional faculty resources are mandatory to convert the existing track into an independent degree. Costs include current faculty, including a visiting professor and adjuncts. No additional library resources are required.
(Master of Science in Higher Education Administration Proposal Attachment)