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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies  |   Master's Degree

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Purpose of Program

The Master of Education in Higher Education Administration program at UTSA prepares social justice focused and culturally competent practitioner-scholars for leadership positions in higher education and student affairs. This program promotes critical, introspective knowledge construction, the integration of personal and professional knowledge, and engagement in a learning community to mutually construct diverse perspectives. 


Students in this program will develop:

  • critically conscious perspectives to work in complex, diverse environments
  • the ability to connect theory and research with professional practice
  • leadership skills that help advance careers in higher education
  • insights and skills from 300 hours of experiential learning (supervised internships)
  • local, regional, and national professional networks 


Program Options

This is a cohort-based, 36-credit hour degree program. All courses are offered in the evenings.

Core Courses: 

  • EDU 5003  Research Methods
  • HSA 5203 Multicultural Issues in Higher Education 

Concentration Courses:

  • HSA 5003 History of American Higher Education 
  • HSA 5023 Introduction to Higher Education and Student Affairs 
  • HSA 5103 College Student Development 
  • HSA 5403 Partnerships for College Readiness and Success 
  • HSA 6003 Higher Education Law 
  • HSA 6123 Program Planning & Eval. in Higher Education & Student Affairs 
  • HSA 6143 Administrative Issues in Higher Education & Student Affairs 
  • HSA 6503 The Community College 
  • HSA 6933 Internship I in Higher Education 
  • HSA 6943  Internship II in Higher Education


Career Opportunities

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

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 transcripts from all institutions previously attended, documenting proof of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of coursework 
  • A resume demonstrating relevant work experience with evidence of at least one year in a higher education environment 
  • One-to-two page statement of purpose that provides (1) the applicant’s reasons for pursuing a master’s degree in higher education administration, (2) a biographical sketch of the applicant’s experiences relevant to higher education administration, and (3) career plans after obtaining a master’s degree 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