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We have two teams to help you through the process.

General questions prior to applying can be directed to our Graduate Recruiters.

Once you have applied, questions about the application process should then be directed to our Graduate Processors.


Graduate Recruiters: Located in the Multidisciplinary Studies Building 4.01.52

Office Hours: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Monday, Wendesday and Friday - virtual office hours
Tuesday and Thursday - in-person

 

Contact Us:


Email: Grad.Recruitment@utsa.edu
Phone: (210) 458-4331
Fax: (210) 458-4332

Book an appointment with a recruiter in-person or virtually .

Graduate Processors: Located in the Flawn Sciences Building 1.01.05


Office Hours: 8 A.M.–12 P.M.

Tuesday and Thursday - in-person

 

Contact Us:

Email: Graduate.admissions@utsa.edu
Phone: (210) 458-
Fax: (210) 458-

Send Official Transcripts to: graduate.documents@utsa.edu

Unofficial Transcripts and Other Documents for Spring 2022 can be Uploaded here! (requires UTSA
student ID in the form of abc123) if they have not been submitted as part of your application.


Unofficial Transcripts and Other Documents for Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 must be uploaded directly to the application.

 

Higher Education Administration (M.Ed.)

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 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 Requirements

  • 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 Prerequisites:

 Required Degree Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study.
 Other Degree Requirements None.
Application Requirements:
 General University Requirements Must meet university wide requirements.
 Application A completed a Graduate School application.
 Transcripts Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
 Resume or Curriculum Vitae  A resume showing at least one year of experience in student affairs or a related field.
 Letters of Recommendation Not Required.
 Statement of Purpose A statement of purpose of one to two pages is required that provides (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.
 Test Scores Not Required.
 Evaluation of Foreign Credentials

All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America

  • An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
  • Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
  • Foreign Credentials Service of America in Austin, TX is the only accepted evaluation agency. They can be reached at (512) 459-8429, info@foreigncredentials.org, or online at https://www.foreigncredentials.org/our-services/apply-now/.
  • If you need a request form, please visit the FCSA website to access the form here.
 International Applicants Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
  • IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
  • TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
 Other None.

Career Options Available for an M.Ed. 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.

Contact Information

Student Development Specialist: Jo Ann Jones

Email: joann.jones@utsa.edu

Telephone: (210) 458-6620

Graduate Advisor of Record: Vanessa Sansone, Ed.D.

Email: vanessa.sansone@utsa.edu 

Telephone: (210) 458-4114

Degree Website: Learn more about this program here.

Degree Catalog Link: http://catalog.utsa.edu/graduate/educationhumandevelopment/educationalleadershippolicystudies/

Funding Opportunities

  • Please visit the College of Education and Human Development's admissions page for funding and scholarship opportunities. 
  • We also offer up to four scholarships with awards up to $1000 to master's degree students on an annual basis.

Course Scheduling and Offerings

During both the Fall and Spring Semester, our courses run from 6 PM to 8:45 PM Monday through Friday.  During the Summer Semester, higher education administration coursework typically begins at or after 5:00 p.m.