The Master of Science in Higher Education Policy, Research, and Administration at Goucher College consists of 36 credits. It is offered in a fully online teaching/learning environment in an accelerated format through which you will complete between 2-4 courses per term, according to your preference and commitments outside of class. The program is designed to be completed within 18 months, although the student may extend up to 36 months. You have the option of a professional internship or thesis as the capstone to the program, and the internship, if selected, will be completed at a local institution near you. Courses are three credits each. 

Core Courses (21 credits)  

  • HEA 601: History, Philosophy, and Theory of Education
  • HEA 602: Education Law and Ethics
  • HEA 603: Budget, Finance, and Resource Allocation
  • HEA 604: Research Methods and Practice
  • HEA 605: Planning, Analysis, and Institutional Research
  • HEA 606: Managing Diverse Populations
  • HEA 607: Program Evaluation and Assessment

Core Courses Descriptions

Electives (12 credits) 

  • HEA 620: The American University/College
  • HEA 621: Admissions and Enrollment Management
  • HEA 622: Organizational Behavior and Culture
  • HEA 623: Economic and Financial Issues in Higher Education
  • HEA 624: Adult and Nontraditional Students
  • HEA 625: Student Development
  • HEA 626: Managing Resources for Success
  • HEA 627: Leadership and Supervision

Elective Courses Descriptions

Capstone (3 credits)