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Higher Education Administration

This concentration is intended for those students who wish to obtain a master's degree and assume leadership roles in post secondary educational settings, do not desire the Florida Educational Leadership Certificate, and wish to work in higher education and continuing education. This degree is not for individuals seeking to become K-12 administrators.

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Admission Requirements

University 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.

 

Additional program requirements:

  1. Official transcripts from all attended institutions
  2. Written statement identifying:
    • professional and career goals
    • aspiration
  3. Current resume
  4. Three letters of recommendation (using UNF's online reference system)

Applicants not meeting the 3.0 minimum requirement may contact the Educational Leadership Program Director for additional admission criteria options. For additional tools to determine GPA, please visit Calculating Your GPA.

 

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Major: Higher Education Administration

Concentration: General Higher Education (36 Credit Hours)

Core Courses-(6 Credit Hours) All Students

Course Course Name Credit Hours
EDH 6069 Foundations of Higher Education 3
EDF 6480 Foundations of Educational Research 3

Required Major Courses-(18 Credit Hours) All Students

Course Course Name Credit Hours
EDH 6405 Higher Education Law 3
EDH 6505 Higher Education Finance 3
EDH 6401 Higher Education Policy 3
EDH 6635 Organization & Leadership in Higher Education 3
EDH 6020 Foundations of Student Affairs 3
EDH 6050 Diversity in Higher Education 3

Electives: General Higher Education Track-(12 Credit Hours)

Select 9 hours from:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
EDH 6025 Higher Education Advancement Credit Hours
EDH 6415 Personnel Management in Higher Education 3
EDH 6648 Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education 3
EDH 6058 Comparative Higher Education 3
EDH 6946 Practicum in Higher Education 3
EDA 6191 Team Leadership & Development 3
EDA 6302 Lifelong Learning & Professional Development 3
EDH 6510 Grants Development & Program Design 3
EDA 6271 Technology and Educational Leadership 3
EME 6409 Interactive Distance Education 3
EME 6601 Instructional Design and Applications 3
SPM 5605 Sports Governance & Compliance 3

Select 3 hours from any of the HEA posted Electives

Major: Higher Education Administration

Concentration: Student Affairs (36 Credit Hours)

Core Courses-(6 Credit Hours) All Students

Course Course Name Credit Hours
EDH 6069 Foundations of Higher Education 3
EDF 6480 Foundations of Educational Research 3

Required Major Courses-(18 Credit Hours) All Students

Course Course Name Credit Hours
EDH 6405 Higher Education Law 3
EDH 6505 Higher Education Finance 3
EDH 6401 Higher Education Policy 3
EDH 6635 Organization & Leadership in Higher Education 3
EDH 6020 Foundations of Student Affairs 3
EDH 6050 Diversity in Higher Education 3

Electives: Student Affairs Track-(12 Credit Hours)

Select 9 hours from:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
EDH 6045 Student Development in Higher Education 3
EDH 6031 Leadership of Student Affairs 3
EDH 6946 Practicum in Higher Education 3
EDA 6930 Grants Development & Program Design 3
EDH 6058 Comparative Higher Education 3
EDH 6041 College Student Counseling 3
EDH 6648 Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education 3
EDH 6416 Career Services in Higher Education 3

Select 3 hours from the HEA posted Electives

Major: Higher Education Administration

Concentration: International Programs (36 Credit Hours)

Core Courses-(6 Credit Hours) All Students

Course Course Name Credit Hours
EDH 6069 Foundations of Higher Education 3
EDF 6480 Foundations of Educational Research 3

Required Major Courses-(18 Credit Hours) All Students

Course Course Name Credit Hours
EDH 6405 Higher Education Law 3
EDH 6505 Higher Education Finance 3
EDH 6401 Higher Education Policy 3
EDH 6635 Organization & Leadership in Higher Education 3
EDH 6020 Foundations of Student Affairs 3
EDH 6050 Diversity in Higher Education 3

Electives: International Programs Track-(12 Credit Hours)

Must take the following three courses:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
EDH 6058 Comparative Higher Education 3
EDH 6946 Practicum in Higher Education 3
EDH 6250 Study Abroad in Higher Education Administration 3

Must be completed in UNF or other institutional International Center; any approved elective if waived for previous full-time employment in international programs

Select 3 hours from the HEA posted Electives