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Master of Arts Program in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA)

The Master of Arts program in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) is designed to prepare students to be administrative professionals at colleges and universities. Typically, graduates are qualified to work in support and administrative positions in academic affairs, student affairs, or in the functional service areas of an institution. The HESA program integrates theory and practice and provides students with a foundation in the literature, skills, and the habits of scholarship related to:

  • The development of contemporary college students
  • How administration and leadership can create effective academic and student service  environments
  • How student learning can be enhanced inside and outside of the classroom
  • How all these understandings can be applied to the design of educational practice.

The degree can be made applicable to many positions of leadership at higher education institutions through the types of experiences and practica undertaken during the program. It provides students with opportunities and skills to pursue areas of interest that they feel will contribute to personal and professional growth and development. Students can also take additional elective courses to augment their degree according to their interests and career plans, or if they decide to pursue a dual-degree.

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