Vanderbilt University

Peabody College

Leadership, Policy, and Organizations

Higher Education Administration

Degrees: 
  • M. Ed.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership

Program Statement

In recent years, colleges and universities have experienced rapid growth in key areas that support their missions and students. Since 1972, the Higher Education Administration master's degree program at Vanderbilt University has been preparing professionals for rewarding careers in the higher education sector.

The Higher Education Administration degree will prepare you for professional roles in academe, state education agencies, or related nonprofits. Through coursework and real-world experience, you will learn about the contemporary higher education system and how to lead from within it.

With training available in three areas – student affairs, enrollment management, and general administration and policy – the Higher Education Administration program is for aspiring professionals in search of education careers that matter.

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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
6
Adjunct: 
3
Total Program Credit Hours: 
36
Average Time to Degree: 
2 years

Visitation Program

Yes
Dates: 
  • March 20, 2020 to March 21, 2020

Requirements

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