Higher Education Administration M.Ed.

Degree Requirements: 36 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements


  1. Complete requirements for a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Present a cumulative 2.75 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined.
  3. Present official report of scores on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE). The GRE is recommended for those considering applying to the Ed.D. program in the future.
  4. Submit a personal statement of purpose, not to exceed 250 words, that identifies the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study and how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations.
  5. Submit a completed “Disclosure and Affirmation Form” that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.


Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional students must earn grades of “B” or higher in their first nine (9) credits of course work after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status.


Credit Hours
Professional Education Core Requirements
EDUF   7130Learning Theories and Applications3
EDUR   7130Educational Research3
ITEC   7539Technology for Higher Education Leaders3
Higher Education Administration Core
COUN   7132Contemporary College Student3
EDLD   7430American Higher Education3
EDLD   7431Higher Education Administration3
EDLD   7432History of American Higher Education3
EDLD   8431Higher Education Law3
EDLD   8735Higher Education Practicum (Must be taken in final semester)3
Specialized Content Courses
Select three of the following in consultation with advisor9
Student Affairs in Higher Education
Administration and Leadership in Higher Education Student Services
Ethical and Professional Issues in Student Services
Higher Education Finance
Higher Education Governance
The Community College
Politics of Higher Education
Multicultural Education
Instructional Design
Instructional Technology Foundations
Total Credit Hours36

Other Program Requirements

  • Successful completion of a professional portfoliowith practicum
  • Must successfully complete key assessments related to specific courses in the Program of Study.

Pre-Admission Advisement

Graduate Academic Services Center

Program Coordination

Department of Leadership
Technology, and Human Development
Dr. Daniel Calhoun
P.O. Box 8131
Statesboro, GA 30460
(912) 478-1428
Fax: (912) 478-7104