Stony Brook University

School of Professional Development

Higher Education Administration

Higher Education Administration

Degrees: 
  • M.A.
  • Certificate
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership
  • International Education
  • Student Learning & Development

Contact

Samantha Lodato
E-3310 Frank Melville Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794
(631) 632-7378

Program Statement

Our mission is to provide the academic preparation and credentials necessary to build the expertise and advance the careers of college and university professionals. The curriculum aligns ACPA and NASPA professional competencies, combining aspects of theory and practice within the changing landscape of American higher education. The HEA program is suitable for individuals who currently work in or wish to work in community colleges, 4-year colleges and universities—both public and private—as well as government agencies that address higher education planning and regulation.

To meet the demands of working professionals, courses are offered weeknights on-campus or completely online. Students may choose to combine both face-to-face and online courses in our traditional Higher Education Administration (HEA) program, or they may apply to the HEA online program and take all of their courses via Blackboard. Online students are never required to come to campus. 

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

Number of Program Faculty

Adjunct: 
33
Total Program Credit Hours: 
36
Average Time to Degree: 
2 years

Visitation Program

No

Requirements

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