University of Vermont

College of Education and Social Services

Department of Leadership and Developmental Studies

Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration

Degrees: 
  • M. Ed.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership
  • Student Learning & Development

Contact

Chris Caswell
210 Mann Hall
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405

Program Statement

The HESA program at UVM was founded in 1970 and values its place and reputation as one of the founding programs of our field. The program places strong emphasis on developing strong administrative skills and knowledge of student development theory in the context of an inclusive community and rigorous two-year curriculum. We are committed to developing professionals who will bring a social justice perspective to their work, who will demonstrate integrity and compassion, and who will value their ties to The Vermont Connection, an alumnx network of talented professionals throughout higher education. While our program enrolls a full-time cohort of 13-15 students each year who finish in two years, our curriculum accommodates fully-employed and other part-time students who, with careful planning, should be able to complete the program in three years.

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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
3
Adjunct: 
3
Total Program Credit Hours: 
40
Average Time to Degree: 
2 years

Visitation Program

Yes

Requirements

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