Our Program

Master of Education in Higher Education Administration

Catalog/Requirements: M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration

Our M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration is well-suited for those who are seeking employment in higher education or already work in the education sector. Our program is one year during which you will gain the skills and knowledge required to fill leadership roles in a broad range of administrative positions in higher education, public or private, two or four-year schools.

This program focuses on a global view of higher education administration, which will prepare you for addressing the most critical and relevant issues faced in higher education today. You will gain knowledge in governance, organization, leadership, student affairs, enrollment management, finance, and the law.

The Higher Education Administration M. Ed. is thirty (30) semester hours and some courses may be taken on the weekend or evening. Contact the program coordinator for more information regarding class flexibility.

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2019–2020 M.Ed. Higher Education Program Schedule

Fall 2019

August 24-25
September 28-29
November 16-17
December 7-8

Spring 2020

January 11-12
February 15-16
March 21-22
April 18-19
Easter is April 12

Summer 2020

May 9-10
May 23-24
June 20-21
July 25-26

2020–2021 M.Ed. Higher Education Program Schedule

Fall 2020

August 28-30
September 26-27
October 24-25
December 5-6

Spring 2021

January 9-10
February 13-14
March 20-21
April 24-25
Easter is April 4

Summer 2021

May 8-9
May 22-23
June 26-27
July 24-25


Career Opportunities

The curriculum for the Higher Education Administration program is designed to impart the essential knowledge necessary for professional advancement throughout a variety of administrative positions and departments. 

The breadth of our courses will equip you to be a competent and confident leader across many departments at the institution of your choosing, and a strong understanding of how all areas work together for the success of an institution.

The Columbia College Difference

Our faculty members are all practicing administrators that bring a wealth of active, current, and professional experience to the classroom. Faculty experience will ensure that your assignments are practical, your discussions explore real-world college issues, and your knowledge gained will give you an understanding of how an administrator’s decisions impact the institution and lives of its students.

Your Enrollment Option

On Campus

  • Take classes with a cohort on select weekends
  • Courses begin in the fall and wrap up in the summer
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