Texas Tech University

Master of Education in Higher Education Administration

Fast Facts

  • Delivery: Face-to-Face
  • Hours to Completion: 39 (thesis) or 36 (capstone)
  • Now accepting applications for: Fall and Spring Semesters
  • Maximum Transfer Hours: 6

The Master of Education program in Higher Education Administration (M.Ed.) offers opportunities for individuals who seek careers in middle management and leadership positions at community colleges and universities. Students can choose from a thesis or a non-thesis option. The non-thesis option is 36 hours above the Bachelor's degree and 39 hours for the thesis option. This program is currently offered onsite only. Admission is offered in any term but students are encouraged to begin in the fall or spring to help facilitate their sequence of courses.

Higher Education Administration & Leadership Certificate M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration (Online) M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration Ph.D. in Higher Education (Online)
Introduction to higher education administration and leadership Prepares graduates to lead in higher education organizations Prepares graduates to lead in higher education organizations Prepares graduates for executive leadership roles in higher education and to conduct research
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Designed for full-time professionals or current graduate students at TTU Designed for full-time professionals seeking graduate degree Designed for Graduate Assistants and working professionals Designed for full-time professionals, but limited Research Assistantships are available for potential full-time students
Internship or field experience required Internship not required, but practical application recommended Internship or demonstration of proficiency in program evaluation Practical experiences in research and scholarly communication
No Final Project Capstone Project Capstone Project or Thesis Dissertation

In addition to the offerings in the College of Education focused on higher education administration, the college has programs focused on educational leadership and policy analysis.

How does this degree advance my career?

The Master of Education program in Higher Education Administration offers opportunities for individuals who seek careers in entry level to middle management, teaching, and leadership positions at community colleges and universities. Graduates of the TTU Higher Education Masters Program will be collaborative, team-oriented, practitioner-based professionals who have the ability to access, evaluate and develop solutions to higher education problem(s) of practice.

How is the program delivered?

The Master's degree is delivered through traditional in-classroom courses, however some summer courses may be offered online.

Course of study / Course Sequence

The Master in Higher Education Administration curriculum has been developed to assist students to develop the requisite knowledge, skills and competency needed by higher education administrators of tomorrow. Courses will be taken in a prescribed manner according the chosen option for the master's degree. (See appropriate handbook under the current student resources tab)

Trademark Outcomes

Texas Tech graduate students possess distinctive skills and can produce distinctive products, qualities which establish these students as leaders in their fields.

Distinctive Skill

  1. Students will become Higher Education administrators who clearly understand the multiple purposes of higher education and effectively assess the lived experiences of the multiple audiences in higher education environments.
  2. Students will become Higher Education administrators who utilize effective communication and collaborative skills in team environments.

Distinctive Product

Graduates of the TTU Higher Education Program will be able to develop and evaluate the impact of a solution to higher education problem(s) of practice. These solutions will be characterized by the use of team-based collaboration and its enrichment by diverse views and people.

The development and achievement of these distinctive skills will be assessed throughout the program using Masters Higher Education Administrator Evaluation Rubric. (See Appendix A)

Transfer Policy

Only six approved semester hours of graduate level coursework may be transferred from another accredited university. Transfer courses may not include practicum or internships. No course on the degree plan may be over six years old at the time the degree is conferred. Students that are pursuing a second master's degree are encouraged to investigate the Doctoral Programs in Higher Education.

Tuition and Fees

Information on Tuition and Fees can be found by visiting the Student Business Services webpage.

Handbooks

Download handbooks on the Student Resources page