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Higher Education Administration

University of Wyoming
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Program description

Higher Education Administration

The Higher Education Administration program serves the formal academic leadership development needs of persons aspiring to become managers and leaders in higher education institutions. These managers and leaders include coordinators, directors, deans and executive leaders at community colleges and universities.

This concentration offers the following graduate degrees in education: community college leadership certificate, master of arts (M.A.), doctor of education (Ed.D.), and Philosophy of Education (Ph.D). The certificate program requires 15 credits beyond a master’s degree. The master’s program requires 33 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree and is available online. The Ed.D. is the terminal professional degree in education designed for students who desire to improve their professional practice as educators. The Ed.D. requires a minimum of 75 semester hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. A bachelor’s and master’s degree is required of all students to be admitted to an Ed.D. program. Candidates may, with the approval of the faculty, transfer up to 30 semester hours from previous course work.

Graduate study addresses the challenges faced by institutions and agencies in the design and delivery of post secondary education and the preparation of educators to meet these challenges

Admission requirements

Program Specific Degree Requirements

Master of Arts in Education, Option: Higher Education Administration

  • Plan A (thesis)
    • Minimum of 33 hours of graduate credit
    • 30 hours of program area core graduate hours
    • Approval of adviser
    • 3 hours of EDRE 5530 Introduction to Educational Research
    • 4 hours of thesis research
  • Plan B (non-thesis)
    • Minimum of 33 hours of graduate credit
    • 30 hours of program area graduate hours
    • 3 hours of EDRE 5530 Introduction to Educational Research

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Program content

  • Community College Leadership
  • Higher Education Systems
  • Noncredit Education Systems
  • Higher Education Staffing
  • Workforce Training
  • Program Budgets and Instructions
  • Masters Capstone
  • Teaching Adults
  • Educational Issues Race, Class, and Gender
  • Higher Education Finance
  • Planning and Evaluation of Instructional Systems
  • Advanced Organizational Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Law of Higher Education
  • Community College
  • Community College Issues and Leadership
  • Issues in Higher Education

Career opportunities

Graduates are employed specifically as faculty and administrators in community colleges and universities, adult learning consultants, and continuing professional educators.

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The University of Wyoming is located in the safe and inviting college town of Laramie, Wyoming. Laramie is a community located about two hours north of the large, metropolitan city of Denver, Colorado. Laramie is nestled in a valley at...

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University of Wyoming

1000E University Avenue
82071 Laramie

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