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Master of Science in Education in Higher Education Administration (MSED-HEA) Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs



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Learn to lead and manage in the unique world of higher education. The Master of Science in Education in Higher Education Administration (MSEd-HEA) is ideally structured to meet the needs of people currently working in higher education who seek to advance their role and responsibilities. At the same time, the program welcomes full-time students and those new to higher education. Whether you are currently in the field or looking to change careers, the program offers the framework needed to succeed in today’s ever changing higher education domain. Graduates pursue careers as executives, directors, coordinators, and analysts of programs and services on college campuses and beyond.

Students have two options for completing the program:

The generalist program provides students with the skills and knowledge for the management of higher education, with an emphasis on student services. Courses are completed in the history and structure of higher education, student services, research methods, finance, and management. Elective courses include collective bargaining, student development, and community college administration. A capstone course culminates the curriculum.

The institutional research and assessment specialization builds upon the core and capstone requirements of the generalist program by incorporating research and analysis requirements and adding elective courses in institutional research, program evaluation, and budgeting. The specialization is grounded in the idea that an in-depth knowledge of research and data analysis is important to wide variety of college administrators. Colleges and universities are under continued and mounting pressure to make sound but difficult decisions in such areas as enrollment management, faculty productivity, strategic planning, compliance, outcomes assessment and institutional effectiveness. Institutional research is also maturing as a profession, and the field requires an emerging work force that has been specifically trained in the analysis of higher education data and issues.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Science in Education in Higher Education Administration (MSED-HEA).

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees

USD $830 per credit


25 Jan


Marxe School of Public and International Affairs

135 East 22nd Street (corner of Lexington Avenue and 22nd Street),


New York,

10010, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Student must complete all postsecondary coursework at a college or university where nine or more credits were attempted.

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