Southeast Missouri State University

Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration is designed to prepare graduates for employment in higher education jobs and/or for admission to a doctorate degree program. Students may choose a focus area in higher education administration, athletic administration, or counseling. Each student must work closely with his or her advisor in regards to the students program of study.

Admission Requirements:

All candidates must hold a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited institution of higher education and be admitted into the School of Graduate Studies. This is done by:

  1. Completing the Application for Admissions and returning it to the Office of Admissions (this can be done on line at http://www.semo.edu/gradschool/fs/application.htm)
  2. Submitting the appropriate application fees to the Office of Admissions.
  3. Submitting undergraduate transcripts to the Office of Admissions.
Full Admission:

For full admission applicants must have achieved an undergraduate grade point average (g.p.a.) of 2.75 from an accredited institution of higher education.

Probationary Admission:

If the applicant presents a g.p.a. that is between 2.5 and 2.749 or if the applicant has achieved a g.p.a. of 3.0 during the last 60 hours of undergraduate work, the applicant may be permitted to take up to 9 hours in the program area and will be required to achieve a grade of no less than ‘B’ in this 9 hours of work. The student who meets the criterion for performance will be awarded full admission status.

Curriculum: (courses required, elective list):

 

Core Courses
Course # Course Title Credit Hours
EA 620 Foundations of Higher Education I             3
EA 625 Principles and Practices in Higher Education 3
EA 624  Theories of student Development 3
EA 628  Teaching in Higher Education 3
EA 629  Internship in Higher Education 3
GR 691  Methods of Research 3
PY 571  Into to Behavioral statistics 3
GR 691 Masters Oral Exam 0
Total Core Requred Courses 21

 

Elective Courses
Higher Education Focus:
Course # Course Title Credit Hours
EA 639  Ethical Issues in Higher Education 3
EA 638  Diversity in Higher Education      3
EA 622 Foundations in Higher Education II: Leadership 3
EA 643  Current Issues in Higher Education 3
EA 626 Introduction to Student Personnel 3
Althetic Administration Focus:
Course # Course Title Credit Hours
SM 612 Topics, Issues and Trends in Sport 3
SM 610  Principles and Practices of Sports Management 3
SM 655 Design and Operations of Sport Facilities 3
SM 540  Legal Aspects of Physical Activity and Sports 3
  OR  
SM 570 Management and Leadership in Sports Organizations 3
Counseling Focus:
Course # Course Title Credit Hours
CP 610 Orientation to Counseling 3
CP 611 Developmental Theories 3
CP 613 Social and Cultural Aspects of Counseling 3
CP 614 Counseling Skills 3
CP 612 Counseling Theory  
Total Hours for Degree: 36
Exit procedures will include a portfolio and an oral defense of required classes. This program has a minimum of 36 graduate hours beyond the bachelor’s degree and requires a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average.

Course Rotation/Format (online, f2f, blended)

Contact Person: Dr. David Stader, dstader@semo.edu (573-382-9206)

 

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