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Higher Education Administration

Higher education brings a whole new set of daily tasks to an educator’s agenda. Everything from funding to governance to legal aspects is different and more complex than that learned as an undergraduate studying K-12 schools.

The higher education administration concentration is composed of a foundations and professional core. The foundations core focuses on educational research, public school administration and the history of American education.

The professional core emphasizes the organizational, legal and financial aspects of higher education. Students learn how to plan for institutional effectiveness and improve student development and services. A practicum in higher education is required.

Program Requirements:
To be admitted into the educational leadership program, applicants should possess the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree or graduate degree from a regionally accredited instutition.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 on the final 60 hours of undergraduate coursework attempted.
  • A minimum score of 1,300 is required on the formula: GPA on last 60 undergraduate hours times 200, plus the GRE General Test score (taken before August 1, 200. –OR – A minimum score of 335 is required on the formula: GPA on last 60 undergraduate hours times 20, plus the GRE General Test score (taken after August 1, 2011).
  • A satisfactory score of 3.5 on the writing component of the GRE

Additional requirements for Higher Education Administration concentration:

  • Students who have a degree in education or who hold a teaching certificate are exempt from prerequisite course requirements. Students who do not have either of these credentials must complete six credit hours of prerequisite work. Students must enroll in the following courses during the first 12 hours scheduled.
    • Students will choose one of the following:
      • EDUC 211 – The Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child
      • EDCI 515 – Seminar in High Incidence Disabilities
    • Students will also choose one of the two below:
      • EDUC 250 – Introduction to Elementary and Secondary Education
      • EDUC 421 – Current Practices and Strategies in Teaching
  • Additional Requirements for admission include:
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • A satisfactory interview with program emphasis area faculty

 Job Opportunities:

  • Non-faculty jobs at a university – includes positions in student affairs, institutional research, program coordination, alumni relations, and administrative positions at all levels of the college or university

M.Ed Higher Education Administration Curriculum Sheet (pdf)

Program Advisors:

College of Education faculty
Dr. Gregg Stall
Assistant Professor of Education
231 Polk Hall
Phone: 985.448.4314
Email: gregg.stall@nicholls.edu





Dr. Eugene Dial Photo by Doug Keese/Nicholls State 10/27/06


Dr. Eugene Dial,

Associate Professor of Education and Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services
Picciola Hall
Phone: 985.448.4022
E-mail: eugene.dial@nicholls.edu



Applicant Information

  • Click HERE for information about tuition and fees.
  • Click HERE for application information.
  • Click HERE for admission requirements.

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