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Master of Science in Higher Education Administration Online

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Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $14,616

The Master of Science in Higher Education Administration online program from Barry University opens up dynamic leadership opportunities in higher education by giving you a broad perspective focusing on both student affairs and academic administration.

This accelerated, 36-credit program 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's 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

Courses

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.

To see the full list of the MS Higher Ed Admin online courses, view courses.

Admissions

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 letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose.

To learn more about our MS Higher Ed Admin online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

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.

To learn more about our MS Higher Ed Admin online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

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.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the MS Higher Ed Admin online, view calendar.

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Courses

To complete the Master of Science in Higher Education Administration online, students must complete the following 12 courses (36 credits).

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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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Admissions

The Adrian Dominican School of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Science in Higher Education Administration online program. Find out the requirements, what materials you should send, and where you need to send them.

MS Higher Ed Admin Online Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • GRE waiver with 3.0 GPA on undergraduate transcript (if under 3.0, provisional admittance pending receipt of GRE/MAT)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose integrated into the online application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to Barry at this address:

    Mail to:

    Office of Graduate Admissions
    Barry University
    11300 NE 2nd Avenue
    Miami, FL 33161
  • OR

    Electronic:

    • By email, sent directly from the institution to myapplicationdocs@barry.edu
    • SPEEDE (also known as EDI Service)
    • Parchment Exchange
    • National Student Clearinghouse
    • eScrip-Safe
    • JST System (military)

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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration online. All fees except the application fee are included in the total tuition cost.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-credit course Per Program
Master of Science in Higher Education Administration $406 $1,218 $14,616
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Calendar

For the convenience of our Master of Science in Higher Education Administration online students, the Adrian Dominican School of Education offers six start dates.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Fall B Term 2018 Oct. 22, 2018 Oct. 8, 2018 Oct. 15, 2018 Oct. 17, 2018 Oct. 19, 2018 Dec. 8, 2018
Spring Term A Jan. 14, 2019 Dec. 21, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Jan. 9, 2019 Jan. 11, 2019 March 4, 2019
Spring Term B March 11, 2019 February 25, 2019 March 4, 2019 March 6, 2019 March 7, 2019 May 4, 2019
Summer Term A May 13, 2019 April 30, 2019 May 6, 2019 May 7, 2019 May 9, 2019 June 29, 2019
Summer Term B July 1, 2019 June 17, 2019 June 24, 2019 June 25, 2019 June 27, 2019 August 17, 2019
Fall Term A August 26, 2019 August 12, 2019 August 19, 2019 August 20, 2019 August 22, 2019 October 14, 2019
Fall Term B October 17, 2019 October 4, 2019 October 10, 2019 October 11, 2019 October 14, 2019 December 7, 2019
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