Higher Education Administration, Master | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
12 months
18473 USD/year
18473 USD/year
8002 USD/year
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The Master's degree in Higher Education Administration at University of Kansas is primarily designed for individuals preparing for administrative careers in higher education. The program consists of 36 credit hours of integrated courses and hands-on experiences - all of which can be completed in two years.


The Higher Education Administration graduate program at University of Kansas allows students to extend and apply their knowledge of colleges and universities, and to gain relevant experience in higher education administration. Graduate students will learn from expert scholars and practitioners, as well as fellow classmates, who bring diverse leadership experiences to the higher education administration program at KU.Students admitted to the Master’s degree program are required to obtain a graduate assistantship at KU (or another local higher education institution). Students typically work between 20-30 hours per week, and receive in-state tuition, health insurance, and a stipend as a part of their assistantship at KU.

Benefits of the program include:

  • No GRE Requirement – Emphasis for admission eligibility is based on prior academic record, your professional/personal recommendations and writing samples – rather than a standardized test score.
  • True Cohort Experience – Newly admitted students in KU’s Higher Education Administration program will join a small community or cohort of diverse and exciting fellow students each year.
  • Engaged Faculty with Diverse Scholarly Interests - KU’s faculty members teaching in the Higher Education Administration program are very active in national organizations, research and service in the field.
  • Assistantships Partnership – KU’s Higher Education Administration program allows students to participate in a campus-wide collaborative program that places graduate students in various assistantships positions.
  • Internship Opportunities - As a course elective, students can choose to participate in self-designed for-credit internship experience that complements the learning process.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Higher Education Administration
  • The College Student
  • Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education
  • Higher Education in the United States
  • Understanding Research in Education
  • Assessment & Program Evaluation in Higher Education
  • Research on College Students
  • Theory into Practice in Higher Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Spring semester for Part Time Students.


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • Regular admission requires a bachelor’s degree and a grade-point average (GPA) of at least a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a foreign university with substantially equivalent bachelor’s degree requirements. 
  • If you are an international applicant, we strongly encourage you to complete the application process well in advance of stated deadlines, in order to ensure adequate time for processing of visa-related paperwork.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18473 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18473 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18473 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18473 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8002 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8002 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Annual tuition for 18 credits

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
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