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What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

This program consists of 30 credit hours. All required classes to earn a degree can be completed online.

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus, Online

All required classes to earn a degree can be completed online.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: May 1
  • Spring: does not admit
  • Summer: does not admit

M.I.S. in Higher Education Administration

Talk to an enrollment coach
404-413-4393
[email protected]

Talk to a faculty member
Dr. Daniel Blake
Higher Education Coordinator
[email protected]

This is the only fully-online master’s program in Higher Education Administration offered by a research-intensive (R1) university in the state.

Georgia State University is an enterprising urban public research institution. Faculty in our program are breaking new ground in how we understand diversity and equity in higher education, minority-serving institutions, higher education policy and student success.

This program provides the skills to be successful in careers in higher education administration:

  • Knowledge of institutional landscape of higher education, governance and issues faced by colleges and universities, especially institutional types in Georgia such as minority-serving institutions and community colleges.
  • Understanding of how colleges and universities shape – and are shaped by – race, gender and class
  • Understanding of social and academic integration and how to design support services based on these principals
  • Ability to apply higher education theory and concepts in a real-world setting
Program Details

When applying to the Higher Education Administration Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies (online) program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

The admission requirements are:

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application; recent letters of recommendation are required by persons who can evaluate academic promise)
  • Official Transcript(s): minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended either electronically to [email protected] or by mailing directly to Georgia State University | Office of Graduate Admissions | P.O. Box 4018 Atlanta, GA 30302

The program consists of 30 credit hours of courses delivered fully online by expert scholars and practitioners who would provide students with theoretical, empirical and practical skills necessary for success in higher education careers. To complete the degree requirements, students are required to fulfill the 6-credit master’s core requirement in EPS, a 3-credit hour internship, a 3-credit interdisciplinary elective and 18 credit hours for the Higher Education Administration major. There are no pre-requisites, and the courses can be taken in any order.

Professional Studies (6 hours)
Students will select two EPS courses with a focus on research, foundations of education and pedagogy.

Internship (3 hours)
Each student will be responsible for arranging a placement within an office, program or unit that is involved in higher education.

Elective (3 hours)
Students will select a course from a provided list of electives. Other online courses in the university will be considered with approval from the chair of the student’s advisory committee.

Major (18 hours)
Students will complete six required courses related to higher education administration.

For complete degree requirements, visit the catalog.

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

The Master of Interdisciplinary Studies in Higher Education Administration prepares students for entry and mid-level positions in the field of higher education. It is ideal for individuals pursuing careers in postsecondary education, including career paths in student affairs, admissions and financial aid, institutional research, development and fundraising, athletics administration, residence life, alumni relations and university relations.

This program also represents an important first step for students considering a doctorate in higher education. The program’s internship also presents students with an important career opportunity to network with other higher education departments and institutions.

Students will learn the theoretical, empirical and practical skills necessary for success in higher education careers.

Description

Careers

Our program’s graduates are prepared for careers in postsecondary education, including career paths in student affairs, admissions and financial aid, institutional research, development and fundraising, athletics administration, residence life, alumni relations and university relations.

Contacts

Admissions and Curriculum Inquiries

Dr. Daniel Blake
[email protected]

Educational Policy Studies
[email protected]
404-413-8030

Mailing Address & Office Location
College of Education & Human Development
Suite 450
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

College of Education and Human Development Logo30 Pryor Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

The information shared here provides an overview of Georgia State’s offerings. For official details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more, refer to the university catalogs.