University of Missouri

Education

Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis

Higher Education

Degrees: 
  • M.A.
  • Ph D.
  • Ed D.
  • M. Ed.
  • Certificate
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership
  • Student Learning & Development

Contact

Dr. Casandra E Harper
202 Hill Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Program Statement

The mission of the master’s degree program in higher education is to prepare students for professional administrative leadership positions in a variety of post-secondary educational settings.  The purpose of the master’s degree program in higher education is two-fold: 1) to prepare students for professional administrative leadership positions in a variety of higher education settings; and 2) to provide a foundation for intellectual engagement. The curriculum is guided by the ACPA & NASPA professional competencies. The higher education faculty are nationally recognized experts in college student development, administration, college access, faculty work, diversity issues in higher education and higher education policy. With grounding in both research and practice, graduates advance to professional positions in areas such as student activities and leadership, multicultural affairs, Greek life, academic advising, financial aid, residential life, assessment, institutional research, enrollment management and/or doctoral studies.

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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
7
Adjunct: 
2
Total Program Credit Hours: 
33
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
Course Schedule: 
  • Evening
Thesis: 
Optional
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
No