Educational Leadership Studies: Higher Education, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 36 Hours

Required Core
HESA 5213Student Development Theory3
HESA 5813Leadership Theory and Ethical Decision Making in Higher Education3
HESA 5953Organizational Development for Higher Education3
HESA 5973Foundations of Higher Education3
HESA 6233Critical Issues in Higher Education and Student Affairs3
HESA 6243Internship in Higher Education and Student Affairs I3
HESA 6583The Impact of College on Students and Society3
Hours Subtotal21
Assessment Core
HESA 5343Assessment Techniques for Higher Education and Student Affairs Professionals3
HESA 5653Research to Practice in Higher Education and Student Affairs3
Hours Subtotal6
Capstone
HESA 5903Capstone in Higher Education and Student Affairs3
Hours Subtotal3
Elective Courses 1
Select 6 hours from the following:6
Administrative Issues in Higher Education
The Community Junior College
Planning and Educational Change
Human Development in Psychology
Psychology of Learning
Psychology of Adult Learning
Motivation in Educational Contexts
Learning in a Digital Age
Computer-Based Instruction Development
Foundations of Educational Technologies
Facilitating Online Learning
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours36

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level