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Higher Education Administration

The Higher Education Administration Master of Science degree 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.

 

You can select from five concentrations; General Higher Education, Student Affairs, International Programs, Collegiate Athletics, or Non-Profit Management.

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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.

 

Our Postsecondary and Adult Studies program name has changed to "Higher Education Administration." Join us for a high-quality experience and education.

 

Contact the Program DirectorDr. Luke Cornelius by email at HEA@unf.edu or by phone, (904) 620-5748


Higher Education Admin.: General Higher Education (Master of Science)

Program Description for Higher Education Admin.

Major: Higher Education Admin. Concentration: General Higher Education Degree: Master of Science

Core Requirements (6 credits)

EDH6069 Foundations of Higher Ed (3 Credits)

EDF6480 Foundations of Ed Research (3 Credits)

Major Requirements (18 credits)

EDH6405 Higher Education Law (3 Credits)

EDH6505 Higher Education Finance (3 Credits)

EDH6401 Higher Education Policy (3 Credits)

EDH6635 Org and Leadershp in Higher Ed (3 Credits)

EDH6020 Foundations of Student Affairs (3 Credits)

EDH6050 Diversity in Higher Ed. (3 Credits)

Major Electives (12 credits)

SELECT 9 hours from:

  • EDH6025 Higher Education Advancement
  • EDH 6415 Personnel Management in Higher Education
  • EDH 6648 Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education
  • EDH 6058 Comparative Higher Education
  • EDH 6637 Campus Crisis Management
  • EDH 6946 Practicum in Higher Education
  • EDA 6191 Team Leadership & Development
  • EDA 6302 Lifelong Learning & Professional Development
  • EDH 6510 Grants Development & Program Design
  • EDA 6271 Technology & Educational Leadership
  • EME 6409 Interactive Distance Education
  • EME 6601 Instructional Design & Applications
  • SPM 5158 Intercollegiate Athletic Administration
  • SPM 5605 Sport Governance & Compliance

SELECT 3 hours - consult with faculty


Higher Education Admin.: Student Affairs (Master of Science)

Program Description for Higher Education Admin.

Major: Higher Education Admin. Concentration: Student Affairs Degree: Master of Science

Core Requirements (6 credits)

EDH6069 Foundations of Higher Ed (3 Credits)

EDF6480 Foundations of Ed Research (3 Credits)

Major Requirements (18 credits)

EDH6405 Higher Education Law (3 Credits)

EDH6505 Higher Education Finance (3 Credits)

EDH6401 Higher Education Policy (3 Credits)

EDH6635 Org and Leadershp in Higher Ed (3 Credits)

EDH6020 Foundations of Student Affairs (3 Credits)

EDH6050 Diversity in Higher Ed. (3 Credits)

Major Electives (12 credits)

SELECT 9 hours from:

  • SDS 6645 Student Development in Higher Education
  • SDS 6640 Leadership of Student Affairs
  • EDH 6946 Practicum in Higher Education
  • EDH 6510 Grants Development & Program Design
  • EDH 6058 Comparative Higher Education
  • EDH 6041 College Student Counseling
  • EDH6637 Campus Crisis Management
  • EDH 6648 Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education
  • EDH 6416 Career Services in Higher Education
  • SPM 5158 Intercollegiate Athletic Administration

SELECT 3 hours - consult with faculty


Higher Education Admin.: International Programs (Master of Science)

Program Description for Higher Education Admin.

Major: Higher Education Admin. Concentration: International Programs Degree: Master of Science

Core Requirements (6 credits)

EDH6069 Foundations of Higher Ed (3 Credits)

EDF6480 Foundations of Ed Research (3 Credits)

Major Requirements (18 credits)

EDH6405 Higher Education Law (3 Credits)

EDH6505 Higher Education Finance (3 Credits)

EDH6401 Higher Education Policy (3 Credits)

EDH6635 Org and Leadershp in Higher Ed (3 Credits)

EDH6020 Foundations of Student Affairs (3 Credits)

EDH6050 Diversity in Higher Ed. (3 Credits)

Major Electives (12 credits)

EDH6058 Comparative Higher Ed (3 Credits)

EDH6946 Practicum in Higher Ed. Admin. (3 Credits)

EDH6250 Study Abroad HEA (3 Credits)

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

SELECT 3 hours - consult with faculty


Higher Education Admin.: Collegiate Athletics (Master of Science)

Program Description for Higher Education Admin.

Major: Higher Education Admin. Concentration: Collegiate Athletics Degree: Master of Science

Core Requirements (6 credits)

EDH6069 Foundations of Higher Ed (3 Credits)

EDF6480 Foundations of Ed Research (3 Credits)

Major Requirements (18 credits)

EDH6405 Higher Education Law (3 Credits)

EDH6505 Higher Education Finance (3 Credits)

EDH6401 Higher Education Policy (3 Credits)

EDH6635 Org and Leadershp in Higher Ed (3 Credits)

EDH6020 Foundations of Student Affairs (3 Credits)

EDH6050 Diversity in Higher Ed. (3 Credits)

Major Electives (12 credits)

SPM5158 Intercollegiate Athletic Admin (3 Credits)

SELECT TWO OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • SPM5206 Ethics and Issues in Sport (3 credits)
  • SPM5308 Marketing and Promotions in Sport (3 credits)
  • SPM5506 Sport Finance (3 credits)
  • SPM5605 Sport Governance and Compliance (3 credits)
  • SPM6106 Sport Facility and Risk Management (3 credits)

ELECTIVE chosen with advisor


Higher Education Admin.: Non-Profit Management (Master of Science)

Program Description for Higher Education Admin.

Major: Higher Education Admin. Concentration: Non-Profit Management Degree: Master of Science

Core Requirements (6 credits)

EDH6069 Foundations of Higher Ed (3 Credits)

EDF6480 Foundations of Ed Research (3 Credits)

Major Requirements (18 credits)

EDH6405 Higher Education Law (3 Credits)

EDH6505 Higher Education Finance (3 Credits)

EDH6401 Higher Education Policy (3 Credits)

EDH6635 Org and Leadershp in Higher Ed (3 Credits)

EDH6020 Foundations of Student Affairs (3 Credits)

EDH6050 Diversity in Higher Ed. (3 Credits)

Certificate Requirements (12 credits)

PAD6142 Mgt of Nonprofit Orgs (3 Credits)

PAD6164 NPO Stakeholder Relations (3 Credits)

PAD6208 Nonprofit Financial Management (3 Credits)

EDH6510 Grants Develop and Proj Design (3 Credits)