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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies - Higher Education Administration

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies  |   Master's Degree

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Purpose of Program

This graduate program is designed for students who have an interest in obtaining or advancing in staff and administrative positions at higher education institutions that support student development and success. The program prepares students to recognize and tackle the unique and various problems within colleges and universities. Our curriculum connects theory to practice by integrating classroom-based academic learning and field-based experiential learning. Through the program, students expand their professional networks by working alongside other dedicated administrators and student affairs professionals. Students benefit from our diverse and experienced faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized for their research, service, and teaching.



Program Options

Students must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours; 9 credit hours focus on core requirements (research methods, human relations and cultural diversity) and 27 credit hours focus on higher education (emphasis on student affairs).


  • EDU 5003  Research Methods
  • EDL 5303  Human Relations in Educational Administration
  • EDU 6223  Education in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Society
  • HSA 5003  History of American Higher Education
  • HSA 5023  Foundation and Function of College Student Personnel
  • HSA 5103  College Student Development
  • HSA 5203  Multicultural Issues in Higher Education
  • HSA 6003  Higher Education Law
  • HSA 6123  Program Planning and Evaluation in Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • HSA 6143  Administration of Student Services in Higher Education
  • HSA 6503  The Community College
  • HSA 6943  Internship in Higher Education


The program provides a field-based internship to broaden students’ knowledge and professional experience with higher education systems.




Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program have a wide range of career opportunities in leadership positions in student activities, academic advising, diversity and inclusion, career planning and placement, admissions, counseling services, judicial affairs, financial aid, international programs, multicultural services, orientation programs, residence life/ housing, early intervention programs, community outreach, etc.

Job Outlook/Earnings

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Admission Requirements



All applicants must meet UTSA Graduate School admission requirements and be in good standing with last institution attended. In addition, applicants must meet/fulfill the following departmental requirements or submissions:


Applicant must meet UTSA Graduate School admission requirements, be in good standing with last institution attended, and submit the following:

  • Official transcript(s) from all institutions previously attended, documenting proof of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 from an accredited institution
  • Submission of a resume with evidence of at least one year experience in higher education administration
  • A statement of purpose outlining applicant’s: (1) reasons for pursuing a master’s degree; (2) biographical sketch of experiences relevant to higher education administration; and (3) career plans after obtaining a master’s degree with a concentration in higher education administration


** For additional requirements or to complete application, special or conditional admission, or admission assistance, please visit the graduate school website at graduateschool.utsa.edu.



UTSA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Freshmen | Freshmen (International) | Transfers | Transfer (International) | Re-Admission | Non-Degree Seeking


GRADUATE PROGRAM ASSISTANCE:
For assistance with Admission Requirements, or for further information, contact the program's Student Development Specialist (Listed Under Contacts)



Applications

Apply for graduate programs through the UTSA Graduate School


UTSA Graduate School

APPLY ONLINE Request Information
Send all USPS mail (transcripts, etc.) to:
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Attn: The Graduate School
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249

Financial Aid & Scholarships

To apply for financial aid, complete the:

Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA)

 

UTSA Scholarships (Grad & Undergrad)

COEHD Scholarships (Grad & Undergrad)

External Scholarships (Grad & Undergrad)

 

Financial Aid Links

Writing Resources

 

For additional help in finding and applying for scholarships, please contact:

Coordinator of Undergraduate Student Services
Main Building 3.212
210-458-4021 voice
210-458-4487 fax




UTSA Graduate School

Send all USPS mail (transcripts, etc.) to:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Attn: The Graduate School
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249



College of Education and Human Development

Mailing Address:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
College of Education and Human Development
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249