Curriculum: M.A., Higher Education and Student Affairs - Concentration in General Administration
The M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs, with a concentration in General Administration, introduces students to theory, research, policy and practice related to higher education administration in general. Study is available on either full or part-time basis.
Students must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours, including the following:
I. Core ( 18 credits)
|ELMP 6101||Introduction to Higher Education||3|
|ELMP 9997||Historical Development of American Higher Education||3|
|ELMP 9993||Organization and Governance in Higher Education||3|
|ELMP 8981||Administrative Internship I||3|
|ELMP 7763||Education Law||3|
|ELMP 8984||Leadership Institute for Administrators and Supervisors||3|
II. Required Foundations (6 credits)
|ELMP 7765||Policy Analysis in Administration||3|
|ELMP 9995||Financial Administration of Higher Education Institutions||3|
III. Advanced Foundations (6 credits) Choose two courses from the following:
|ELMP 6102||American College Student||3|
|ELMP 7103||Special Topics in Administration||3|
|ELMP 9994||Faculty Personnel Policies of Higher Education||3|
|ELMP 9998||Curriculum & Instruction||3|
|ELMP 8995||Institutional Research||3|
IV. Research (3 credits)
|ELMP 8891||Directed Research||3|
V. Electives (3 credits)
For additional information on courses and curricula, please see the Graduate Catalogue.
Among the required 36 credit hours, the Administrative internships (ELMP 8981-8982) are designed to allow the practical application of theories and research, and offer a combination of classroom-based academic experiences and field-based experiential learning opportunities to provide a well-rounded approach in career preparation and advancement. They can also create connection building and network development through field-based work to produce successful opportunities for job placement following graduation.