Higher Education Administration

Teacher Leadership

You can transform lives by becoming a higher education leader with a Masters in Higher Education Administration!

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This 33-credit hour program prepares candidates for entry and mid-level managerial or research positions offered at the community, senior college, and university level. Graduates go on to serve as student service directors, enrollment management, human resources, facilities management, institutional research, curriculum coordinator, marketing, registrar, residential life, and student affairs. The program is designed for individuals currently serving in administrative positions as well as supporting those who would like to change their careers to enter the field of higher education administration.

Admission Requirements 

In addition to meeting the university’s general admission requirements, the applicant must:

  1. Have an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  2. Have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a four-point grading scale. Conditional admission with a 2.75 GPA is possible.
  3. Provide a written and concise statement of purpose, describing his/her academic and research background, career goals, and reason for applying to this program. Please be specific in explaining how the course offerings and faculty expertise of this program fit your educational and career objectives; and
  4. Provide two letters of recommendation (in the online application system) from persons familiar with his/her educational background and work experience.
Courses Required (33 Credit Hours)
ELCF 5010: Curriculum Development and Learning Theories (3 credit hours)
ELCF 5130: Human Relations and Leadership (3 credit hours)
ELCF 5380: Collective Negotiations (3 credit hours)
ELCF 5400: Higher Education Administration Law (3 credit hours)
ELCF 5410: Proposal Development for Government and Private Funding (3 credit hours)
ELCF 5600: Seminar in Finance and Budget for Higher Education (3 credit hours)
ELCF 5780: Practicum in Higher Education Administration I (3 credit hours)
ELCF 5790: Practicum in Higher Education Administration II (3 credit hours)
ELCF 5920: Organization and Governance in Higher Education (3 credit hours)
ELCF 5930: Higher Education Admin and Evaluation (3 credit hours)

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Contact: Dr. Florah Luseno at (773) 995-2086 or fluseno@csu.edu

or Dr. Olanipekun Laosebikan at (773) 821-2832 or olaosebi@csu.edu