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Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (M.Ed.) Higher Education Administration
Basic Degree Information/Description
The Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Higher Education Administration Concentration is designed to teach students to recognize and tackle the unique problems within colleges and universities. Many postsecondary institutions in the greater San Antonio area recruit graduates with master's degrees for leadership positions in admissions, career planning and placement, commuter student services, counseling services, financial aid, judicial affairs, multicultural services, orientation programs, residence life/housing, student activities, early intervention programs, and community outreach. The higher education concentration prepares practitioners for positions in higher education and student affairs administration at the post-secondary level. The program includes an integration of classroom-based academic learning and field-based experiential learning.
Why pursue an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership - Higher Education Administration?
- We keep in mind that many of our graduate students work full time, therefore, all of our courses are after 5:00 PM during the Spring and Fall Semesters and are located at both the 1604 and downtown campuses.
- During their last semester in the program, our Higher Education Administration students take an Internship Course. This course allows students to establish connections with departments in other areas of the university and broaden their knowledge of higher education systems.
- Our faculty care about our students' educational and professional growth. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor with whom they meet to ensure they are successfully matriculating through the program. Through these meetings, faculty members are able to establish personal relationships with their students.
- Degree candidates are required to successfully complete a 36 semester credit hour program. The candidate is required to pass a comprehensive examination.
- For a complete list of degree requirements please see the Graduate Catalog.
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
- Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study.
- A degree seeking applicant must meet university wide requirements.
- A complete Graduate Studies application.
- Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
- If an applicant’s GPA is between 2.7 and 2.99, probationary admission may be granted and the student must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA during the first 12 hours of coursework.
- A Resume showing at least one year experience in student affairs or related field is required.
- A Statement of Purpose - of one to two pages is required. It must provide (1) the applicant’s reasons for pursuing a master’s degree with a concentration 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 with a concentration in higher education administration.
- Minimum TOEFL Score (for International Applicants): 550 paper/79 internet
- Minimum IELTS Score (for International Applicants): 6.5
- Additional Requirements: International students and those with international degrees may be required to submit additional documents per our admissions policies and procedures. The Graduate School reserves the right to request any additional documents needed to fairly and consistently evaluate applicant credentials.
Career Options Available for an M.Ed. Educational Leadership - Higher Education Administration Graduate
Master of Education with a concentration in Higher Education Administration: Assistant Director of Student Relations, Resident Director, Academic Advisor, Program Manager, Student Development Specialist, Financial Aid Advisor, etc.