University of Kentucky

College of Education

Educational Policy Studies & Evaluation

Masters in Higher Education

Degrees: 
  • M.S.
  • Ph D.
  • Certificate
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership
  • College Teaching
  • Community College Leadership
  • International Education
  • Student Learning & Development

Contact

Dr. Jane McEldowney Jensen
131 Taylor Education Building
Lexington, KY 40506

Program Statement

The Master of Science in Higher Education (HIED) at the University of Kentucky is a flexible professional degree program with options of focus in Higher Education Policy or Student Affairs. The program serves those contemplating careers in higher education or already working in a college or university, as well as those interested in pursuing the study of higher education at the doctoral level. This degree program is compatible with our Graduate Certificate in International Education for students interested in comparative higher education and the Graduate Certificate in Research Methods in Education for students interested in building a competitive application for careers in higher education. This 31 credit hour program can be completed in 18 months and includes internship opportunities (not required).

Meets ACPA Commission for Professional Preparation Standards: 
No
Meets CAS Standards: 
No

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
7
Adjunct: 
2
Total Program Credit Hours: 
31
Average Time to Degree: 
2 years

Visitation Program

No

Requirements

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