University of South Carolina

Wardlaw College of Education

Department of Educational Leadership & Policies

Higher Education and Student Affairs

Degrees: 
  • M.S.
  • M.A.
  • Ph D.

Program Statement

The M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) combines a rigorous program of study with opportunities for in-depth practical experience suited to dedicated individuals seeking professional careers in higher education administration and administration of college student development services and activities.

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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
7
Adjunct: 
3
Total Program Credit Hours: 
42
Average Time to Degree: 
2 years

Visitation Program

Yes

Requirements

Entrance Exam: 
  • GRE
Assistantship Required: 
No
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
Yes
Attendance: 
  • Full time
  • Part time
Program Delivery: 
  • In-person
Course Schedule: 
  • Day
  • Evening
Thesis: 
No
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
Yes