Higher Education degrees
The master’s degree in higher education prepares students for entry-level and mid-management positions in higher education administration in such offices as student life, student housing, career centers, multicultural centers, student unions, advancement offices, alumni offices, academic advising centers, international student offices, financial aid offices, dean of students offices, institutional research offices and business affairs offices. The student affairs track meets the requirements of the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) for graduate programs in student affairs.
The master’s degree in higher education allows the student to specialize in one of three tracks: student affairs, community college leadership or general administration.
The student should submit an application to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School along with official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended and recent (within 5 years) GRE verbal, quantitative and analytical writing scores. Additionally, the student must file a program application form (available at the higher education program web site), three letters of recommendation to be completed on special forms provided by the program, and a writing sample to the higher education program. A bachelor’s degree GPA of 2.8 (based on a 4.0 grading system) or higher is required.
Master of Education
The master of education degree requires a minimum of 36 semester hours in four areas: higher education core (15 hours), research (3 hours), internship/field problem (6 hours) and specialization (12 hours including 3 hours of elective).