University of North Texas

College of Education

Department of Counseling & Higher Education

M. Ed. - Higher Education (Cohort Based)

Degrees: 
  • M. Ed.

Contact

Dr. Uyen Tran-Parsons
1155 Union Circle #310829
Denton, TX 76203

Program Statement

The master’s degree in higher education prepares students for entry-level and mid-management positions in higher education administration in such offices as student life, student housing, career centers, multicultural centers, student unions, advancement offices, alumni offices, academic advising centers, international student offices, financial aid offices, dean of students offices, institutional research offices and business affairs offices. The student affairs track meets the requirements of the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) for graduate programs in student affairs.

The Master's Cohort in Student Affairs is for students who can commit to full-time enrollment over a two-year period. They also hold graduate assistant (GA) positions in the UNT Division of Student Affairs. GA's receive a monthly stipend and up to 6 credit hours of tuition benefit. As of Fall 2022, there are over 50 Graduate Assistant positions avaialble in areas such as Residence Life, Student Activities, Orientation, First-Gen Center, Center for Leadership & Service, Undergraduate Admissions, Office of Sustainability, and Fraternity and Sorority Life (just to name a few). 

Cohort enrollment begins in the fall only. Deadline to apply for the cohort is February 1. An interview is required for those who meet the cohort qualifications. 

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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
6
Total Program Credit Hours: 
36
Average Time to Degree: 
2 years

Visitation Program

No

Requirements

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