Master of Science (M.S.) in Higher Education Administration and Supervision

Pending SACSCOC approval

Admissions Requirements

  • Earned undergraduate degree or master's degree from a college or university with institutional accreditation with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of application 
  • Application fee
  • Official transcripts from all previous universities or colleges attended
  • Three completed recommendation forms with one form completed by current principal
  • One of the following:
    • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in upper-division courses
    • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 credit hours earned
    • 12 or more credits of post-baccalaureate upper division course work with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited university
    • A GRE revised General Test score at or above the 50th percentile or a Miller’s Analogy Test (MAT) score at or above the 50th percentile

Additionally, all international applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and submit a combined score of 550 or better (new scoring of 213 or better) or the Internet based test scoring of 80 or better.

International transcripts are required to be translated if the grading and evaluation system used differs from those used by the United States education system. Official translation and a course-by-course evaluation from all prior institutions and grade-point average computation must be provided to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Please use one of the following services for evaluation:

World Educational Services
22 Prince St.
PMB 101
New York, NY 10012

Josef Silny & Associates
7101 SW 102 Ave.
Miami, FL 33173

Program Requirements

EDUC 503 History and Philosophy of Higher Education3
EDUC 506 Higher Education Leadership Theory3
EDUC 507 Student Personnel Services in Higher Education3
EDUC 508 The Role of Faculty in Higher Education3
EDUC 509 Higher Education Theories and College Student Development3
EDUC 520 Internship I3
EDUC 510 Student Retention3
EDUC 511 Law and Ethics of Higher Education3
EDUC 512 Finance in Higher Education3
EDUC 513 International Education and Multiculturalism3
EDUC 515 Higher Education Measurement and Evaluation3
EDUC 521 Internship II3
Total Credits36

Learning Outcomes

  1. Prepare for a rapidly changing and diverse workforce in higher education
  2. Develop the necessary skills for visionary leadership and continual growth within the evolving structure of higher education
  3. Identify regional, state-level, national, and international trends in higher education administration and supervision
  4. Support faculty and senior-level administration to enhance the higher education institution’s organizational mission and vision
  5. Distinguish between administrative departments in higher education including student services, academic affairs, and campus support and how each administrative department serves each other to accomplish institutional goals
  6. Assess how effective higher education institutions connect program, department, and institutional data to appropriate resource allocation specific for the institutional mission and vision