Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration

Initial Study Plan for Specialist in Educational Administration 

Required Courses:

Number Name Hours

GR 691


EA 619

Methods of Research


Research in the College Context 70 Higher Education Capstone 

PY 571 Introduction to Behavioral Statistics 3
EA 620 Foundation of Higher Education I 3

EA 623


EA 633

Principles & Practices of Higher Education


Legal Aspects in Higher Education

EA 624 Theories of Student Development 3

EA 628


EA 639

Teaching in Higher Education


Ethics in Higher Education

EA 629 Internship in Higher Education (Repeatable) 3
GR 698 Masters Exam  
Total Credit Hours 21

Electives for Higher Education Administration Focus:

Number Name Hours
EA 507 School and Campus Safety 3
EA 615 Wellness Issues in Higher Education 3
EA 616 Enrollment Management in Higher Education 3
EA 621 Finance in Higher Education 3
EA 622 Foundations of Higher Education II: Leadership 3
EA 626 Introduction to Student Personnel 3
EA 632 Community College 3
EA 638 Diversity in Higher Education 3
EA 643 Current Issues in Higher Education 3
EA 670 Higher Education Capstone 3

Electives for Higher Education Sports Management Focus:

Number Name Hours
SM 612 Current Topics, Issues, and Trends in Sports 3
SM 655 Design and Operation of Sport Related Facilities 3
SM 610 Principles and Practices of Sport Management 3
One of the following:
SM 540 Legal Aspects of Physical Activity and Sports 3
SM 570 Management and Leadership in Sport Organizations 3
One Elective   3

For further information about the Master of Arts in Higher Education please contact Dr. David Stader at


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Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling 
One University Plaza, MS 5550
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701