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Why Pursue a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration

With a unique focus on experiential learning, Higher Education Administration students take an Internship Course during their last semester. This course allows students to establish connections with departments in other areas of the university and broaden their knowledge of higher education systems. Additionally, our faculty care about our students’ educational and professional growth. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor to ensure they are successfully matriculating through the program. Through these meetings, faculty members are able to establish personal relationships with their students.

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Admission & Application Requirements

Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.

Higher Education Administration (MEd)
  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution
  Minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours
  Coursework 18 credit hours in an area related to this graduate degree and at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level
  Transcripts* Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
  Credential Evaluation Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions. Submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
  TOEFL/IELTS Score 550 TOEFL Paper / 79 TOEFL Internet / 6.5 IELTS scores for International applicants (exempt countries). Scores are currently waived for this program for the 2022-23 academic year.
  Purpose Statement Required
  Resume Required
*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however, if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.
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Admission Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation, if applicable, must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.

Higher Education Administration (MEd)
Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on a rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
  Fall Spring Summer
International June 1 November 1 Not Available
Domestic August 1 December 1 Not Available

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UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. The possible careers below is data pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls information from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program.


During both the Fall and Spring Semester, our courses run from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM Monday through Friday.  During the Summer Semester, higher education administration coursework typically begins at or after 5:00 PM.

Graduate Advisor of Record

Vanessa Sansone, EdD

210-458-4114

vanessa.sansone@utsa.edu

Student Development Specialist

Jo Ann Jones

210-458-6620

Joann.Jones@utsa.edu