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    Dec 03, 2023  
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Higher Education, MS

Higher Education Degrees Master of Science, Master of Education

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, diversity centers, student unions, advancement offices, alumni offices, development offices, advising centers, international student offices, financial aid offices, dean of students offices, institutional research offices and business affairs offices. The student services administration 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 five tracks: student services administration, advancement, community college administration, general administration or adult education.

Admission Requirements

Students should submit an application to the Toulouse Graduate School, an official copy of all transcripts and an acceptable GRE score. Second, students should file a program application form, three letters of recommendation to be completed on special forms provided by the program, and a writing sample with the higher education program. A bachelor’s degree GPA of 2.8 (based on a 4.0 grading system) is required.

Master of Science

The master of science degree requires a minimum of 39 semester hours in these areas: higher education core courses (18 hours), research (6 hours), internship in the specialty track (6 hours) and a specialization in higher education (9 hours). Additionally, the MS requires successful completion of a comprehensive exam at the end of the course work.

Additional Information

For additional information and for specific course requirements for the MEd and MS, potential students should contact the master’s degree program coordinator in the higher education program at 940-565-2045 or e-mail