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Higher Education

The Warner School’s master’s program in higher education aims to develop leaders and administrators who seek to impact higher education students, institutions, and/or systems in the United States and across the globe.

The higher education system in the U.S. is among the very best in the world.  Our program will help students understand the political, economic, educational, cultural, and structural forces that enable and constrain the effectiveness of higher education institutions and systems. Students can choose from among three concentration areas in the higher education program, including student affairs, administration, and academic and career counseling, depending on one’s passions and career goals.

Distinguishing features of the program include a hands-on internship experience in a local higher education institution and a range of electives, including global education, entrepreneurship, program evaluation, grant writing, and decision making. Students may elect to customize their program even more by completing a New York State-approved Advanced Certificate in Program Evaluation in addition to their master’s degree for as little as three additional course credits, depending on the concentration area and choice of electives. 

Rigorous core coursework led by distinguished higher education scholars and administrators ensures that graduates of our program are prepared to work in a variety of higher education positions and settings in the United States and in their home countries.  

Students generally complete the basic 36-credit program in four semesters, if studying full time, although some international students prefer to add an additional one or two semesters to take full advantage of field experiences and internship opportunities, and/or to pursue an Advanced Certificate in addition.


Requirements for the MS in Educational Administration (w/ spec. in Higher Education) (HE1)

Requirements for the MS in Educational Administration (w/ spec. in Higher Education Student Affairs) (HE4)

Requirements for the MS in Educational Administration (w/ spec. in Student Affairs and Academic & Career Advising) (HE5)

Learn more about Higher Education programs at Warner.