Higher Education Administration Track

The program prepares graduates for management positions in a variety of fields, including admissions, academic advising, residence life, student activities, financial aid, career services, and offices designed to support and retain historically undeserved student populations. The 36-hour credit track meets the standards and recommendations outlined by the Council for The Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Education.

Completion Requirements

Core and Academic Concentration Courses (30 hours)

Course Number & Title   (3 credit hours each)                                                                      

LEAD 7800 Organization and Governance                             

LEAD 7810 Finance and Budgeting in Higher Education

LEAD 7820 Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education

LEAD 7650 Leadership Issues in Higher Education

LEAD 7840 History and Philosophy of Higher Education

LEAD 8300 Social Context in Education

*LEAD 8710 Directed Study: Campus Culture

RSCH 7100 Research Methodology in Education

SAHE 7860 Student Development Theory

LEAD 7999 Capstone

Field Experience and Elective Options (6 hours)

 LEAD 7921 Internship in Higher Education I

*LEAD 7922 Internship in Higher Education II 


*LEAD 8710 may be substituted for: Technology in Student Affairs

*LEAD 7922 may be substituted for an elective approved by advisor




Total: 36 credit hours