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Master of Science in Higher Education Administration Online

Open yourself up to dynamic leadership opportunities in higher education with this online program that provides a broad perspective focusing on both student affairs and academic administration.

10/3/22Next Application Due Date
10/17/22 Next Class Start Date
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Program Overview

A snapshot of Barry's Master's in Higher Education Administration online degree

$16,200* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
36 Credits

The accelerated Master of Science in Higher Education Administration program from Barry University focuses on key competencies for academic support roles at the management level in higher education. You will engage in individual, group, and organizational learning relevant to academic affairs, financial aid, admissions and enrollment management, student activities, residential life, institutional research, alumni relations, central administration, policy and government, and adult and continuing education.

In this 100 percent online Master of Science in Higher Education Administration program, you will study college student development, adult learning and motivation, the history of American higher education, administrative and legal issues, school and community relations, workplace diversity, career development, work group behavior, and more. An embedded practicum provides valuable field experience prior to earning your degree.

Our online coursework is taught by the same dedicated faculty who teach on campus. You can complete your degree in as few as 12 months.

Graduates of the MS Higher Ed Admin program will be prepared to:

  • Project societal and political trends for the future of higher education and make necessary administrative decisions based upon this knowledge
  • Apply human relations and leadership skills in diagnosing and resolving conflict within the institution
  • Analyze major organizational models in order to choose structures and procedures relevant to higher education organizations
  • Apply appropriate change models to higher educational institutional settings
  • Design research methodologies applicable to administrative issues
  • Understand the role higher education has played, continues to play, and will play in American society

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$16,200* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
36 Credits

Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Barry University.

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Tuition

Pay for your online program by the course

Students in the Master of Science in Higher Education Administration online program can pay for each course as they enroll. There is a $30 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

$16,200* Total Tuition
$450 Per Credit

*Tuition and fees subject to change.

Tuition breakdown:

$16,200* Total Tuition
$450 Per Credit

Calendar

Milestones to guide your student journey

With six start dates each year, the Master of Science in Higher Education Administration online program is flexible and accessible. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and fees, register for classes, and pay tuition to begin on their desired start date.

Now enrolling:

10/3/22 Next Application Due Date
10/17/22 Next Class Start Date
SessionProgram Start DateAdmissions & Financial Aid DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment Deadline *Last Class DayTerm Length
Fall A8/22/228/8/228/13/228/15/228/17/2210/8/227 weeks
Fall B10/17/2210/3/2210/8/2210/10/2210/12/2212/3/227 weeks
Spring A1/9/2312/26/221/2/231/2/231/4/232/22/237 weeks
Spring B3/6/232/20/232/27/232/27/233/1/234/22/237 weeks

*Payment must be received in full by the stated deadline regardless of financial aid arrangements. Failure to pay, or a balance on the account, will result in the student being dropped from courses, regardless of when the student registered. Students who do not register prior to the registration deadline must wait for the following term.

Now enrolling:

10/3/22 Next Application Due Date
10/17/22 Next Class Start Date

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Admissions

Barry's online Higher Education Administration graduate program requirements

Students entering the Master of Science in Higher Education Administration online degree program must hold a baccalaureate degree with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. If the student's GPA falls below a 3.0, a GRE may be required. Applicants also are required to submit two professional references and a statement of purpose.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • No GRE/MAT required
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Professional resume with two professional references

Courses

Topics you will study in our Master of Science in Higher Education Administration classes

In order to earn the Master of Science in Higher Education Administration online, students must complete 12 courses for a total of 36 credits. All courses are seven weeks in length.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores major research designs and methods emphasizing underlying assumptions, inquiry aims, participant selection, data collection and analysis, interpretation of findings, conclusions, and reporting.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the policies, practices, and strategies in school and community relations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explores those issues of a local, state, national, and international nature that impact the policies, personnel, and general day-to-day administration of an institution of higher education.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Traces the historical and philosophical roots of higher education in America. Emphasis is given to European contributions to the ideas of the American college, the evolution and diversification of American higher education, and the pattern of higher education as it evolved through the 20th century.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analyses the legal structure of higher education including religion, academic freedom, employment, due process, student rights, accreditation issues, desegregation, tort liability, and other issues.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analysis of colleges and universities as social organizations with special emphasis on issues of administration, organization and governance of higher education.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This survey course will introduce participants to many of the theories of development that inform student affairs practice. Students will be exposed to the four major categories of college student development theory which include: 1) cognitive-structural, 2) psychosocial, 3) typological, and 4) person-environment.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides opportunity for general experience in the field of higher education. This practicum gives the student a variety of experiences in areas of higher education that would be new to the individual who is currently working in the field.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Emphasizes knowledge and skills necessary to build an effective team and team relationships to carry out a work related goal.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explores the training and development of a culturally sensitive work force. Examines and explores innovative techniques for dealing with institutional "isms" (e.g., sexism, ageism, etc.), as they relate to management training, conflict resolution, career development, mentoring, performance appraisals, team-building, and peer rating methods.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Overviews the major theories and skill areas in educational planning, career development, and work motivation including understanding career decision-making.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines human learning and motivation for the purpose of creating and facilitating effective learning experiences for adults in a work-related setting.

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