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What does it cost?

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

How long will it take?

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

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

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: March 31
  • Spring: does not admit
  • Summer: does not admit
College of Education & Human Development

Online M.I.S. in Higher Education Administration

Talk to an enrollment coach
LaToya and Moisés
Enrollment Coaches
404-413-4393
online@gsu.edu

Talk to a faculty member
Dr. David Johnson
Higher Education Coordinator
404-413-8263
djohnson357@gsu.edu

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

Applicants must first submit a completed application to the Graduate School. A completed application packet includes official transcripts from all institutions previously attended, completed application form, fee and any additional program requirements submitted by the admission deadline. Students will be eligible to enroll with a completed degree from an accredited program and a 2.5 GPA or higher.

The admission requirements are:

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Writing Sample
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application); letters should be from former instructors who can evaluate academic promise
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
  • Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

The program consists of 30 credit hours. Degree requirements include 6 credit master’s core requirement in EPS, a 3 credit internship, 3 credit interdisciplinary elective and 18 credits for the Higher Education Administration major.

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

General Questions

LaToya and Moisés
Enrollment Coaches
404-413-4393
online@gsu.edu

Curriculum Inquiries

David Johnson
djohnson357@gsu.edu
404-413-8263

Educational Policy Studies
epsdept@gsu.edu
404-413-8030

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

30 Pryor Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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