George Mason University

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Higher Education Program

Higher Education Program

Degrees: 
  • M.A.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Student Learning & Development

Contact

Dr. P. Daniel Chen
4400 Univ Dr MS 1B3
Fairfax, VA 22030

Program Statement

The Higher Education Program at George Mason University prepares individuals for positions of leadership in teaching, research, and administration at community colleges, four year colleges, and universities around the globe. The interdisciplinary, graduate-level curriculum focuses on leadership, the scholarship of teaching and learning, administration, and assessment. This 36-credit master’s degree prepares students for positions in academic and student affairs, as well as in associations, government agencies, and industries with activities that relate to or impact higher education. Students in the Higher Education Program come from varied professional backgrounds in college teaching, university administration, business, the performing arts, and government, and bring a vast spectrum of experience to their studies.

Meets ACPA Commission for Professional Preparation Standards: 
Yes
Meets CAS Standards: 
Yes

Visitation Program

No

Requirements

Entrance Exam: 
  • None Required
Assistantship Required: 
No
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
Yes
Attendance: 
  • Full time
  • Part time
Program Delivery: 
  • In-person
Course Schedule: 
  • Evening
Thesis: 
Optional
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
No