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What does it cost?

Learn more about the cost of an online master’s degree, or use Georgia State’s Cost Calculator to get an idea of the investment required for your path of study. For information on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and to determine eligibility, visit the FAFSA tips page.

Georgia State is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible programs for all prospective students because we value the investment each student makes in their education. We understand that the path to a student’s future shouldn’t be blocked due to finances and we pride ourselves on offering financial assistance and scholarships that can support students through their education.

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

Online M.I.S. in Higher Education Administration

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

Talk to a faculty member
Dr. David Johnson
Higher Education Coordinator
404-413-8263
[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.

Affording Your Online M.I.S. in Higher Education Administration Degree
Georgia State is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible programs for all prospective students because we value the investment each student makes in their education. We understand that the path to a student’s future shouldn’t be blocked due to finances, and we pride ourselves on offering financial assistance and scholarships that can support students through their education.

Learn more about the cost of an online master’s degree, or use Georgia State’s Cost Calculator to get an idea of the investment required for your path of study.

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Corporate Assistance
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Military Assistance
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University System of Georgia Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
The purpose of TAP is to foster the professional growth and development of eligible employees. For more information, see TAP Tuition Assistance.

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

David Johnson
[email protected]
404-413-8263

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 Logo140 Decatur Street SE
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.