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Higher Education Administration and Supervision

Master of Science

Online and On-Campus

The last decade has seen a major evolution in higher education. Increased use of technology and infrastructure has seen course structures and modalities change to be more flexible for more diverse learners. The population of students attending higher education has changed to include more second-career professionals and first-generation students. New and different majors have become more prominent in the post-higher education career field. A Master of Science in Higher Education Administration and Supervision from Stetson University will prepare you to be a leading professional among the changes and evolutions within higher education.

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Why Higher Education Administration and Supervision at Stetson University?

According to the most recent US News and World Report rankings, Florida is the number one state in the country for higher education based on degree completion, program offerings, cost of in-state tuition and fees, and overall average student debt. Stetson University's Higher Education Administration and Supervision program will prepare you for the challenges associated with today's higher education environment.

Program Highlights

Our programs are based on cohort learning. This encourages candidates to build meaningful relationships with their peers in each cohort. Students develop skills necessary to become tomorrow's leaders in higher education through hands-on learning opportunities, cutting-edge higher education theory, and embedded field experiences within different higher education fields. Our professors are experts in their fields and are prepared to provide you with the necessary skills that you need to be successful in your area of interest.

Two courses are offered per semester, each in eight-week terms, to allow students the opportunity to be immersed in one course at a time while completing their degree. The degree is a 36-credit degree and takes two years to complete, should students complete the recommended six credits per term.

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Lou L. Sabina

"One of the first things that I say to anyone interested in pursuing a career in higher education is that how we see colleges and universities has tremendously changed over the last 25 years...There are many opportunities for students to carve out their own niche within this dynamically changing field."

Lou L. Sabina, PhD (Program Director)

Chris Colwell

"As the world economy continues its transition to high-skill/high-tech positions, the need for individuals with a diverse set of critical thinking skills that higher education provides will help drive higher education institutes of tomorrow."

Chris Colwell, PhD (Professor)

Career Outcomes

Educational leaders holding a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration typically earn higher salaries than professionals with only a bachelor’s degree.

Graduates assume the following positions:

  • Faculty Development
  • Human Resources
  • Enrollment Management
  • Academic Advising
  • Instructional Design
  • Academic Affairs
  • Student Affairs
  • Accreditation
  • Institutional Research
  • Disability Services
  • Housing and Residence Life Professionals
  • Study Abroad Professionals
  • Institutional Marketing

As part of Stetson University’s Higher Education Administration and Supervision graduate program, students complete 240 hours of hands-on internship experience within these areas of interest. Students can use their internship time to explore different fields to help determine which areas are of particular interest to them once finished with their degree. Additionally, professional research opportunities are included in this program to help prepare students interested in pursuing doctoral studies with a foundational experience in research.

Our leading faculty members of the Department of Education are highly regarded among Stetson University students and graduates alike.

Our faculty are always willing to engage with prospective students who are interested in the program. You may request an appointment with a graduate faculty member and our Office of Graduate Admissions will help you confirm the appointment.

For up-to-date information about admission and program requirements, check the university catalog.


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