Texas A&M University

College of Education and Human Development

Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

Higher Education Administration

  • M.S.
  • Ed D.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership
  • College Teaching
  • Student Learning & Development


Dr. Glenda Musoba
TAMU 4226
College Station, TX 77843

Program Statement

Our program has a specific focus on infusing an equity minded agenda that is reflected in the courses we teach, the research we conduct, and the service we provide at the local, state, and national levels. Specifically, we offer areas of emphasis including higher education administration, student affairs administration and a certificate in college teaching for aspiring postsecondary instructors. We excel at graduating scholar practitioners.

PhD Program 

The 73-hour doctoral program prepares students for leadership roles in higher education administration, teaching, and research through an emphasis in integrating theory and practice. With a concentration in a variety of areas, students are able to achieve their personal goals. The degree has several required courses as well as electives. Electives are based on the student’s support field in a related discipline and must be approved by the committee chair.

Master's Program

The 42-hour master’s program prepares students to enter a mid-level management position at the college or university level. The masters in higher education is particularly appropriate for people already working in higher education who want more career flexibility or wish to advance in the field.  The flexibility in course requirements allow students to explore different career areas within higher education.  Students complete 27 hours of required coursework and 15 hours of electives. Electives are based on the student’s support field and specialization areas and must be approved by the committee chair. The department also offers a master’s program in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (SAAHE), which is specifically designed for individuals interested in working more closely with college students.  To help decide whether the higher education masters or the student affairs master’s program is right for you, see the frequently asked questions section below.

Meets ACPA Commission for Professional Preparation Standards: 
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Number of Program Faculty

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Visitation Program



Entrance Exam: 
  • None Required
Assistantship Required: 
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
  • Full time
  • Part time
Program Delivery: 
  • In-person
Course Schedule: 
  • Evening
Comprehensive Exam Required: