- Ph D.
The M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) is designed to prepare entry level and mid-level professionals for successful administrative careers in a variety of postsecondary education contexts. As a student in the HESA program, you will be prepared to apply theory learned through challenging classroom studies to real life experiences. With an administrative emphasis, you will study theory, research, and best practices to prepare you to be a transformational leader in 21st century higher education. The curriculum and culminating portfolio requirement are aligned with the NASPA/ACPA competencies.
The University of South Carolina's Division of Student Affairs and other offices accord meaningful assistantship positions in which HESA students are given substantial authority while assisting in the management of university services and activities for students. Students have completed assistantships which have provided opportunities to gain experience in various offices, including residence life, student activities, multicultural student services, orientation, parent's programs, student discipline, University 101, community service, leadership programs, and the Visitor's Center. Several assistantships are also available at other local colleges. The assistantship, coupled with practicum and internship experiences, ensures a strong experiential background from which to launch a professional career.
Number of Program Faculty
- Full time
- Part time