About the Higher Education Administration program

The Higher Education Administration program at the University of Dayton is designed to prepare students for a variety of academic and non-academic positions in higher education.

This 39-hour master's degree program consists of coursework that integrates theory and research with practice. The curriculum includes historical and philosophical perspectives, law, finance, student issues, and organization and governance. Students complete a practicum and a culminating scholarly project.

Full-time students can complete the program in two academic years. A part-time track is also available, which accommodates students with full-time jobs.

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Program highlights

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Gain professional experience

The Higher Education Administration program is structured so course content is accompanied by appropriate field experiences. Practicum is an opportunity for those currently working in the field to apply what has been learned throughout the program in their current work setting or within a related area of higher education. Students complete a 90-contact-hour project, which can include (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Assessment and accreditation projects
  • Curriculum revisions
  • Grant proposals
  • New program design or revision

Students who are not working full time in a professional position within higher education will need to complete three internships. Students complete 300 hours of supervised practice in three 100-hour internships. These are completed in many local campus settings, and are coordinated with the student's advisor.

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2962