M.Ed. On Campus Online

Higher Education Administration (Student Affairs Administration)

University of Southern Mississippi

24 months
9094 USD/year
9094 USD/year
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The Master of Education in Higher Education Administration (Student Affairs Administration) offered by the University of Southern Mississippi is a 36-hour program, offered both online and on the Hattiesburg campus, designed to meet the professional needs of individuals who seek careers in the field of student affairs at the collegiate level. 


The Higher Education Administration (Student Affairs Administration) degree offered by the University of Southern Mississippi provides students with an understanding of the theory, research, and practice of student affairs, student development theory, cultural diversity among students, and current issues and trends in student affairs administration. A hallmark of the program is its integration of academic coursework with practical field experiences in a variety of student affairs settings designed to prepare graduates as competent student affairs professionals.

What Will I Learn?

Students enrolled in Higher Education programs will learn how to work in a variety of areas in higher education including both student affairs and academic affairs. Whether you desire to become a student affairs professional, an administrator, or faculty, you will want to consider a degree in Higher Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Helping Skills in Student Affairs Practice
  • Administration in Student Affairs 
  • The American College Student 
  • Foundations of Student Affairs Administration 
  • Supervised Practice in Student Affairs 
  • Social Justice in Higher Education
  • History of Higher Education
  • Legal Issues in Higher EducationStudent Development Theory and Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

In addition to the requirements detailed in Admission Requirements and Procedures, applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Official GRE scores or other acceptable standardized graduate-level exam scores
  • Statement of Purpose - In a letter or essay format, describe your professional experiences and goals and how obtaining this degree will help you to realize those goals.
  • CV/Résumé
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9094 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4547 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    9094 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4547 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for West Hattiesburg

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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