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Curriculum: M.A., Higher Education and Student Affairs - Concentration in General Administration

General Approach

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.


Program Requirements
Students must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours, including the following:

I. Major ( 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

II. Foundations
General Administration Track (12 credits)
Choose three courses from the following:

ELMP 7765 Policy Analysis in Administration * (required)
ELMP 9995
Financial Administration of Higher Education Institutions* (required) 3
ELMP 8982 Administrative Internship II 3
ELMP 7777
Diversity in Higher Education 3
ELMP 9994
Special Topics in Administration (Institutional Research & Planning)
ELMP 7774
Faculty Personnel
ELMP 6102
Comparative Study of International Higher Education System
ELMP 9998
American College Student
ELMP 9995 Curriculum & Instruction

III. Research (3 credits)

ELMP 8891 Directed Research 3

IV. 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. 

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