Master of Arts (Center for the Study of Higher Education)
The aim of the master's program is for students to acquire a basic understanding of higher education and to develop a solid foundation in a particular field of higher education upon which they can ground their professional practice, and if they later choose, their doctoral work.
The master's program prepares graduates for entry level administrative positions in various branches of administration, as well as for teaching positions in community colleges. Our students learn to analyze, inform and enhance state-of-the-art practice with current scholarship and thinking about higher education. Students may focus on their foundational work in Higher Education in the same areas identified as concentrations in the doctoral program. Of the thirty-six units required for the master's, at least seventeen must be in Higher Education, including an internship. Internship opportunities complement course-work and provide students with professional experience and the chance to work closely with professional practitioners. In addition to Higher Education course-work, students may take up to fifteen units of their course-work in programs outside of Higher Education.
The application deadline is January 22, 2018, and will receive priority review for admission and assistantships in the Division of Student Affairs.