Higher Education Administration M.Ed. (Hybrid or Online)

Degree Requirements: 36 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission

  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. Submit a personal statement of purpose that identifies the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study and how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations.
  4. Submit a current professional resume or CV.
  5. Submit a completed “Disclosure and Affirmation Form” that addresses misconduct disclosure, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.

Provisional Admission

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.

Program of Study

Credit Hours
Professional Education Core Requirements9
Learning Theories and Applications
Educational Research
Technology for Higher Education Leaders
Higher Education Administration Core18
American Higher Education
Higher Education Administration
History of American Higher Education
Higher Education Law
College Student Development
Higher Education Practicum (Must be taken in final semester)
Specialized Content Courses9
Select three of the following in consultation with advisor
Foundations of Student Affairs in Higher Education
Higher Education Finance
Higher Education Governance
The Community College
Politics of Higher Education
Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education
Globalization and Higher Education
Multicultural Education
Instructional Design
Instructional Technology Foundations
Total Credit Hours36

Other Program Requirements

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


Graduate students are advised by their program. Graduate students should reach out to their graduate program director for information regarding the structures in place to facilitate advisement. For more information visit the Graduate Academic Advisement catalog page.

Graduate students can also contact the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies for more information about their program director.
Phone: 912-478-COGS (2647)
Email: gradschool@georgiasouthern.edu