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Higher Education Administration and Policy M.Ed. Program

The Higher Education Administration and Policy graduate program prepares you for a variety of roles in higher education, such as student affairs, admissions, or academic outreach, or to pursue a Ph.D. program.

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4
quarters to complete
36
unit minimum
$17,350
estimated program cost

Some of the courses you may take include:

EDUC 248T: Understanding Research in Higher Education
EDUC 248F: Financing Higher Education
EDUC 248G: Higher Education Governance
EDUC 248I: Critical Issues in Higher Education
EDUC 248M: The Community College
EDUC 248P: Historical Perspectives on Campus Life
EDUC 248S: The College Student
EDUC 248W: Whiteness, Power and Privilege


Students enrolled in the Higher Education and Administration and Policy master’s program will take 36 units/9 classes. After completing the coursework, students complete an analytical report integrating content from higher education courses with practice on the topic of their choice. This program is available for Fall, Winter, and Spring admission.

See our full curriculum overview


Recent graduates are:

  • Academic advisors
  • Residence life and housing coordinators
  • Multicultural affairs coordinators
  • Athletics advisors
  • Coordinators for student academic success programs
  • International student and service learning programs coordinators
  • Financial aid officers
  • Admissions officers
  • Coordinators for academic alumni relations
  • Coordinators for campus recreation
  • Coordinators for career services

Faculty and Research 

Faculty Research Highlights

  • Athletics
  • College access
  • Critical race theory
  • Diversity & inclusion
  • Faculty
  • Governance
  • Leadership
  • Racial equity

Read more about our faculty research.

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