Southeast Missouri State University

Why should I pursue a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration at Southeast?

The Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration will prepare students for entry-level leadership positions in colleges, universities, community colleges and other post-secondary settings. Potential careers include positions in:

  • Academic Advising
  • Admissions
  • Athletic Administration
  • Career Counseling
  • Coaching
  • Financial Aid
  • Greek Life
  • Institutional Advancement
  • Judicial Programs
  • Multicultural Affairs
  • Residential Life
  • Student Activities

Requirements for Admission

Students will follow the accepted procedures and admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies and Research for entry into a master's degree program.

Degree Components

The program leading to the Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration consists of a minimum of 36 semester hours. Three options are provided within the program allowing students to focus on:

  • Higher Education Administration

  • Higher Education Counseling or

  • Athletic Administration

Athletic Administration is on the post-secondary level. Electives will be chosen in consultation with the Program Coordinator based on the career goals of the student.

Students in the higher education administration program have the option of either completing a thesis or writing a graduate paper and taking a comprehensive examination.

Career Opportunities

According to Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of education administrators is projected to grow as fast as the average for all occupations through 2014.

Student Organization

Graduate Student Advisory Council

Related Links

Online Application
Graduate Bulletin
Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling
School of Graduate Studies
International Students

Contact Us

Dr. David Stader, Graduate Coordinator

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

Phone: (573) 651-4944