Kent State University

College of Education, Health and Human Services

Higher Education Administration

Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel

Program Emphasis: 
  • Student Learning & Development

Contact

Dr. Tracy Lara
PO Box 5190
411 White Hall
Kent, OH 44242

Program Statement

The Higher Education Administration (HIED) program prepares students for careers as highly effective higher education administrators and staff professionals. The coursework prepares students for the varied challenges facing two-year, four-year and graduate institutions today and in the future.

Students complete coursework in the areas of college student development, organization and administration of higher education, student affairs, law, employment law, leadership, research, administration of multiculturalism and diversity, and business administration. Electives include topics such as curriculum, status of women, the private liberal arts college, history of higher education, international students, college environments, case studies, community and junior colleges, faculty, disability services, politics and power, distance and continuing education, interpersonal and group dynamics, assessment and evaluation, and comparative higher education.

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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
5
Adjunct: 
5
Total Program Credit Hours: 
45
Average Time to Degree: 
2 years

Visitation Program

Yes

Requirements

Entrance Exam: 
  • Other
Assistantship Required: 
Yes
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
Yes
Attendance: 
  • Full time
  • Part time
Program Delivery: 
  • In-person
  • Online
  • Hybrid
Course Schedule: 
  • Day
  • Evening
Thesis: 
Optional
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
No