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Higher Education Administration—Hybrid | MS

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Geared toward students who just finished a bachelor’s degree and aspire to work in higher education, this track meets in a hybrid format. Five courses meet on campus in Henniker, and five courses are completed 100% online.

Coursework provides a strong foundation in the theory and practice of higher education administration and prepares students to be leaders in two -and four-year colleges and universities. Graduates pursue careers in academic advising, admissions and enrollment management, fundraising, career placement, financial aid, student affairs, and related fields.

This program includes a practicum that allows students to gain practical experience before going into the field. Students can complete this degree in as little as 10 months if attending full time and taking two courses per term, or they can attend part time and take one course per term. Graduate assistantships are available.

Student Outcomes

  • Identify and articulate implications of contemporary issues for higher education administration
  • Apply administrative, leadership, and management practices to the variety of organizational structures found in diverse institutions of higher education
  • Employ a broad range of higher education resources and scholarship in program planning, implementation, and assessment
  • Connect theory to practice, applying course learn­ing to professional work experiences
  • Make data-informed decisions and recommenda­tions related to professional practice
  • Develop and hone effective personal and organizational leadership skills
  • Effectively advise and help students individual and in group settings
  • Develop skills and knowledge required to work with diverse individuals and organizations and foster inclusive communities
  • Demonstrate effective and inclusive written and oral communication skills
  • Think critically to identify, strategize, and solve issues within higher education

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During each term, one course meets on our Henniker campus and one course is delivered online, allowing learner-centered flexibility for busy lifestyles.

Course Requirements and Descriptions

See course requirements and descriptions on our Academic Catalog.

MSHEA – Hybrid
1-Year Course Map*

Fall


Fall I
HEA 5130 College Students in the US (4 credits) (On-campus)
HEA 6390 Contemporary Issues (4 credits) (Online)

Fall II
HEA 6240 Assessment (4 credits) (On-campus)
HEA 5190 Multiculturalism (4 credits) (Online)

Spring 1
HEA 5320 Advising and Helping (4 credits) (On-campus)
HEA 6110 Leadership Theory I (2 credits) (Online)
HEA 6250 Practicum I (2 credits)

Spring 2
HEA 5110 Organization and Administration (4 credits)
HEA 6120 Leadership Theory 2 (2 credits)
HEA 6260 Practicum 2 (2 credits)

Summer 1
HEA 6920 Law in Higher Education (4 credits)
HEA 6970 Capstone (4 credits)

Spring


Spring 1
HEA 5320 Advising and Helping (4 credits) (On-campus)
HEA 6110 Leadership Theory I (2 credits) (Online)
HEA 6250 Practicum I (2 credits)

Spring 2
HEA 5110 Organization and Administration (4 credits)
HEA 6120 Leadership Theory 2 (2 credits)
HEA 6260 Practicum 2 (2 credits)

Summer 1
HEA 6920 Law in Higher Education (4 credits)
HEA 6970 Capstone (4 credits)

Fall I
HEA 5130 College Students in the US (4 credits) (On-campus)
HEA 6390 Contemporary Issues (4 credits) (Online)

Fall II
HEA 6240 Assessment (4 credits) (On-campus)
HEA 5190 Multiculturalism (4 credits) (Online)

Spring 1
HEA 6970 Capstone (4 credits)

*Course sequence is subject to change.

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New England College
School of Graduate and Professional Studies
98 Bridge Street
Henniker, NH 03242
603.428.2252
graduateadmission@nec.edu